The House of Mirth

Trianon ; in America every marble house with gilt furniture is thought to be a copy
of the Trianon . What a clever chap that architect is , though — how he takes his
client's measure ! He has put the whole of Mrs. Bry in his use of the composite ...

Author: Edith Wharton

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Edith Wharton s The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth is perhaps Edith Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel. This casebook collects critical essays addressing a broad spectrum of topics and utilizing a range of critical and theoretical approaches.

Author: Carol J. Singley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019515603X

Category: Literary Criticism

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'The House of Mirth' is perhaps Edith Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel. This casebook collects critical essays addressing a broad spectrum of topics and utilizing a range of critical and theoretical approaches.

New Essays on The House of Mirth

Each of the four articles collected in this New Essays volume makes distinctive new claims for the historical, critical, and theoretical significance of Wharton's seminal work.

Author: Deborah Esch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521378338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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The House of Mirth captured the attention of a large portion of the reading public when it was published in a serial version for most of 1905 and then as a hardback in October of that year. Edith Wharton's story of Lily Bart topped the Am erican bestseller list for four months and sealed the author's reputation as one of the major English-language fiction writers of her generation. Each of the four articles collected in this New Essays volume makes distinctive new claims for the historical, critical, and theoretical significance of Wharton's seminal work.

Edith Wharton s The House of Mirth

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The House of Mirth and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and ...

Author: Janet Beer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415350107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth (1905) is a sharp and satirical, but also sensitive and tragic analysis of a young, single woman trying to find her place in a materialistic and unforgiving society. The House of Mirth offers a fascinating insight into the culture of the time and, as suggested by the success of recent film adaptations, it is also an enduring tale of love, ambition and social pressures still relevant today. Including a selection of illustrations from the original magazine publication, which offers a unique insight to what the contemporary reader would have seen, this volume also provides: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The House of Mirth a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new critical essays on the The House of Mirth, by Edie Thornton, Katherine Joslin, Janet Beer, Elizabeth Nolan, Kathy Fedorko and Pamela Knights, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The House of Mirth and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Wharton’s text.

The House of Mirth Illustrated Edition

The House of Mirth is a 1905 novel by American author Edith Wharton. It tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society around the end of the 19th century

Author: Edith Wharton

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The House of Mirth is a 1905 novel by American author Edith Wharton. It tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society around the end of the 19th century

The House of Mirth Annotated

The House of Mirth is a 1905 novel by American author Edith Wharton. It tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society around the end of the 19th century

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The House of Mirth is a 1905 novel by American author Edith Wharton. It tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society around the end of the 19th century

Lily Bart

The House of Mirth's main character is Lily Bart, a woman who is incapable of exerting free will.

Author: Cristen Cat Hamilton

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Category: American literature

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The House of Mirth's main character is Lily Bart, a woman who is incapable of exerting free will. With the help of Lawrence Selden and Gerty Farish, she struggles to escape from the constraints place. Her determination to live as a modern woman and the need to conform to the social standards creates conflicts in her life.

The House of Mirth Illustrated

Edith Whartons The House of Mirth (1905) is a sharp and satirical, but also sensitive and tragic analysis of a young, single woman trying to find her place in a materialistic and unforgiving society.

Author: Edith Wharton

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Edith Whartons The House of Mirth (1905) is a sharp and satirical, but also sensitive and tragic analysis of a young, single woman trying to find her place in a materialistic and unforgiving society. The House of Mirth offers a fascinating insight into the culture of the time and, as suggested by the success of recent film adaptations, it is also an enduring tale of love, ambition and social pressures still relevant today.

The House of Mirth and Ecclesiastes an Interpretation

Therefore, the world view and philosophy depicted in Ecclesiastes shall be inspected. Furthermore, it shall be analyzed whether and how the characters and the plot of the novel are affected by the ideas expressed in Ecclesiastes.

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Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638275027

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 14

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0 (A), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department for Applied Language and Culture Science), language: English, abstract: Introduction “The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.” It was this quote from Ecclesiastes 7:4 that gave name to Edith Wharton′s novel “The House of Mirth.” Taking for granted that the author did not choose the title of her work deliberately, it surely might be interesting to have a closer look at why the author chose to name her work the way she did. Therefore, the world view and philosophy depicted in Ecclesiastes shall be inspected. Furthermore, it shall be analyzed whether and how the characters and the plot of the novel are affected by the ideas expressed in Ecclesiastes.


Female Tragic Heroism in Edith Wharton s The House of Mirth

The three main characteristics: firstly, her hamartia or tragic flaws which make her downfall at the end of the novel.

Author: Anas Tabiti

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346274276

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject Didactics - English - Literature, Works, grade: 8.99, Sultan Moulay Sliman University, language: English, abstract: This research paper will discuss the topic of female tragic heroism in The House of Mirth. In chapter one of this research paper, I will deal with the main characteristics of tragic hero as explained by Aristotle in his book Poetics that makes Lily Bart as a female tragic hero. The three main characteristics: firstly, her hamartia or tragic flaws which make her downfall at the end of the novel. Secondly, Lily Bart’s recognition that she is unable to achieve her dreams.Thirdly, Lily Bart’s reversals in her life. In addition, chapter two will discuss Lily Bart’s inherited tragic fate and the use of Edith Charles Darwin’s theory in building the fate of her character Miss Lily. It also will highlight the term of coincidence in Lily Bart’s meetings with men because this coincidence also leads Miss Lily Bart to her downfall. Finally, the last chapter of this research paper will be about Miss Lily Bart’s unfulfilled dreams. All of these chapters show how Miss Lily Bart is a truly female tragic hero.




The House of Mirth Romance Classic

She isn't, I know; Mrs. Stepney was right; the house is dark, you see: I suppose
Gus lives in the back.” He had halted opposite the Trenors' corner, and Selden
perforce stayed his steps also. The house loomed obscure and uninhabited; only
an ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: e-artnow

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Category: Fiction

Page: 341

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The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society around the turn of the last century. Lily is a woman of a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well both socially and economically, is reaching her 29th year, an age when her youthful blush is drawing to a close and her marital prospects are becoming ever more limited. The House of Mirth traces Lily's slow two-year social descent from privilege to a tragically lonely existence on the margins of society.

The Female Intruder in the Novels of Edith Wharton

Building upon the work of R. W. B. Lewis and C. G. Wolff, the author gives close readings of Wharton's best-known novels and traces her interpretation of changing social mores from the 1870s through the 1920s.

Author: Carol Wershoven

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838631263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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This study reflects recent feminist interest in Wharton as a critic of American materialism and as a woman who personally escaped from the confines of the conventional, prosperous Eastern urban society of her time. Building upon the work of R. W. B. Lewis and C. G. Wolff, the author gives close readings of Wharton's best-known novels and traces her interpretation of changing social mores from the 1870s through the 1920s. Concludes that Wharton was not a "fossilized old New Yorker" but an independent, fearless seeker of the intelligent, creative life. ISBN 0-8386-3126-6 : $24.50.

The House of Mirth 100 Copy Collector s Edition

The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Royal Classics

ISBN: 9781774372661

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The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society. She is a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well, is reaching her 29th year, an age when her youthful blush is drawing to a close and her marital prospects are becoming ever more limited.

The House of Mirth

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ISBN: 9780497262310

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If you are either learning Italian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Italian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The House of Mirth. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Italian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Italian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

the House of Mirth

I ' m sure Mrs . Bry thinks her house a copy of the Trianon ; in America every
marble house with gilt furniture is thought to be a copy of the Trianon . What a
clever chap that architect is , though - how he takes his client ' s measure ! He has
put ...

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Author: Edith Wharton

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ISBN: 1442906308

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