By Edith Wharton
In The residence of Mirth, Edith Wharton depicts the glittering salons of Gilded Age ny with precision and wit, at the same time she movingly portrays the stumbling blocks that impeded women's offerings on the flip of the century.
The appealing, much-desired Lily Bart has been raised to be one of many ideal better halves of the rich higher type, yet her spark of personality and self reliant force prevents her from turning into one of many many ladies who will achieve these circles. notwithstanding her wish for a snug lifestyles signifies that she can't marry for romance with no cash, her resistance to the principles of the social elite endangers her many marriage proposals. As Lily spirals down into debt and dishonor, her tale takes at the resonance of vintage tragedy. one in all Wharton's so much bracing and nuanced photos of the lifetime of girls in a adversarial, hugely ordered global, The condo of Mirth exposes the truths approximately American excessive society that its denizens so much needed to disclaim. With an creation by means of Pamela Knights.
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