Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

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Samuel French, Inc., 1995 - New York (N.Y.) - 93 pages


Characters: 5 male, 5 female

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Based on the classic story that helped to establish Edith Wharton as the first great American woman novelist, this moving play vividly brings to the stage Lily Bart's flamboyant progress through the glorious whirl of New York's high society, circa 1905, and her tragic fall. The satirical love story is staged as a series of flashbacks over her coffin. Faithful to Edith Wharton's distinct style of dialogue, this dramatic version open


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