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The House of Mirth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date May 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140187298
ISBN-10 0140187294
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $11.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A black comedy of manners about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others. The beautiful Lily Bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City – people whose millions were made in railroads, shipping, land speculation and banking. In this morally and aesthetically bankrupt world, Lily, age twenty-nine, seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of wealth. But her quest comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being the mistress of a wealthy man. Exiled from her familiar world of artificial conventions, Lily finds life impossible.

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