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Extended Audio Sample The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32,970 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Joanna Cassidy Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The House of Mirth is centered on Lily Bart, a New York socialite who attempts to secure a husband and a place in affluent society. It was one of the first novels of manners to emerge in American literature. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joel | 1/29/2014

    " I really liked this, a lot more than I was expecting to. I don't think it's a book for everyone; you have to have a certain tolerance for detailed descriptions of a society where the littlest gesture could mean the world and where rivers of emotion are repressed beneath a calm exterior of good manners and proper behavior. Still, there's drama here to connect to: social expectations and the roles we paint ourselves into; the economic realities that knock down or put up walls in our lives; the conflict between self-image and public perceptions. Wharton has an eye for detail, and Lily's slow descent is both heart-wrenching and infuriating because it happens in such slow degrees that it seems she should be able to stop it and turn back at any moment. I'm glad one of my students picked this as her "novel to study" this year. I don't think I would have picked it up on my own, but I'm glad I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 12/13/2013

    " The story of Lily Bart is a story about how a young woman slips through the cracks of society and finds herself on the outside due to the poor choices she makes. There is also an excellent movie with Gillian Anderson as Lily. Edith Wharton is one of my favourite novelists. Wharton was considered a masterful novelist. Even her second novel shows her true talent. She is an inspiration to me as a writer. This was the second time I have read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alexandra Tarzia | 12/12/2013

    " One of my all time favorites "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimberly | 12/11/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Had never read anything by Wharton (okay, maybe a short story in lit class in high school or college). She is quite a writer, creating full characters that are complex, not easy to love OR hate, but must be loved AND disliked. It's a quick read. "

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