The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
One of America’s finest novels of manners, The House of Mirth is a beautifully written and ultimately tragic account of the human capacity for cruelty.
Jeffrey Meyers, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has published forty-three books, including biographies of Ernest Hemingway, Edmund Wilson, Robert Frost, D. H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, and George Orwell.
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This book was an amazing read! I originally chose to read it after my American Literature teacher assigned a historical research essay, figuring that, since I already loved Miss Wharton's short story writings, I would equally enjoy her first novel. My assumptions proved correct. I found it difficult to set this book down. I finished all 500+ pages of "The House of Mirth" within three days. I would highly recommend this novel to history/literature buffs, such as myself.