Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones, January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Many of Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class pre-World War I society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics, in such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence. In addition to writing several respected novels, Wharton produced a wealth of short stories and is particularly well regarded for her ghost stories.


The House of Mirth

The House of MirthAuthor: Edith Wharton 
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ISBN: 978-1-935702-32-0
Published: April 26, 2013 
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The House of Mirth is Edith Wharton’s first literary success. The novel features the desirable yet impoverished Lily Bart, who was raised to be an eventual upper class wife. However, her reluctance to conform to the rules of the New York social elite leads to a destructive downward spiral that results in gambling debts and social disasters that are capped in a scandalous end.