The House of Mirth (Oxford World’s Classics)

The House of Mirth (Oxford World’s Classics)

Edith Wharton / Jan 17, 2020

The House of Mirth Oxford World s Classics Since its publication in The House of Mirth has commanded attention for the sharpness of Wharton s observations and the power of her style Its heroine Lily Bart is beautiful poor and unmarrie

  • Title: The House of Mirth (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Edith Wharton
  • ISBN: 0199538107
  • Page: 386
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  • Since its publication in 1905 The House of Mirth has commanded attention for the sharpness of Wharton s observations and the power of her style Its heroine, Lily Bart, is beautiful, poor, and unmarried at 29 In her search for a husband with money and position she betrays her own heart and sows the seeds of the tragedy that finally overwhelms her The House of Mirth is a lucid, disturbing analysis of the stifling limitations imposed upon women of Wharton s generation Herself born into Old New York Society, Wharton watched as an entirely new set of people living by new codes of conduct entered the metropolitan scene In telling the story of Lily Bart, who must marry to survive, Wharton recasts the age old themes of family, marriage, and money in ways that transform the traditional novel of manners into an arresting modern document of cultural anthropology ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Después de ver la película que es un autentico peliculón decidí por este libro. La autora es la misma que la de la edad de la inocencia (peliculón) y la solterona ( con Bette Davis peliculón too) osea que es una IMPRESCINDIBLE.

    2. bueno. Novela de gran altura literaria con una prosa rica en contenido y alto valor estético. muy recomendable para pasarlo bién

    3. Aún no lo he terminado, pero de momento me gusta mucho. Está muy bien escrito y la psicología de los personajes es muy acertada.

    4. I've always loved Edith Wharton's work, as she knew how to explore the psychology of character in the world she knew (Old New York "old money" of the Gilded Age). Although my feelings about Lily Bart and Lawrence Selden have changed over the years, they are still fascinating characters. The book is riveting in its focus on characters and the vicious alliances and values the "haves" hold against the "have nots" and their treatment of people who do not live up to their hollow, shallow standards. B [...]

    5. For the final weeks of this year, I wanted to step away from the modern set of storytellers and revisit my favorites of bygone eras. I would be an ignorant churl to neglect Mrs. Edith Wharton, for her writing has become unmatched in my mind and has proven an absolute delight to me each time I pull the lamp chain and take elegant carriage rides with her multifaceted storylines and characters. Honestly, you just cannot find writing like this anymore and The House of Mirth is still this reader’s [...]

    6. (Spoilers!) It took me some time to digest this novel, not really sure of what to make of Lily Bart’s life. She lives, on the one hand, as pointed out to her by her sometime suitor, Selden, a vacuous life without meaning or contribution to society. All Lily has is her breeding, her beauty and her charm. She was orphaned just about at the time of her ‘coming out’ in high society and left to the charities of a cold, obtuse, small minded aunt. She lives off a small inheritance which is b [...]

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