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Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth

First appearing in Scribner’s Magazine as a monthly serial, The House of Mirth was a runaway bestseller upon its release as a full-length novel in 1905. Hailed as “a fireworks display of brilliantly sardonic social satire deepened by a story of thwarted love” by the Wall Street Journal, it was the first popular and critical success for Edith Wharton, who went on to become the first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize. Since its initial publication, The House of Mirth has been adapted into two feature films and continues to captivate modern readers.
458 printed pages
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  • b1651945698shared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Tragic ending

  • Sangeetha Appurajshared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    A good read

  • Nast Huertashared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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  • sucreandzeushas quoted7 years ago
    how can they see you in these holes where we're stuck?" That was the burden
  • Reyna Hameerahas quoted2 years ago
    "I have tried hard—but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else.
  • Reyna Hameerahas quoted2 years ago
    "Do you remember what you said to me once? That you could help me only by loving me? Well—you did love me for a moment; and it helped me. It has always helped me. But the moment is gone—it was I who let it go. And one must go on living. Goodbye."

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