The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

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From the esteemed author of The Age of Innocence--a black comedy about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others. Lily Bart's quest to find a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of the rich comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being a wealthy man's mistress.

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The 233rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 40th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  2. - 58th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - 65th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  4. - 69th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  6. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)

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