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The text of the house of mirth backgrounds and contexts edith wharton, selected letters thorstein veblen, [conspicuous leisure and conspicuous. The house of mirth was the first novel by edith wharton her first book of stories, the greater inclination, was published in 1899 published in 1905, the house. The house of mirth by edith wharton and clyde fitch lily jonathan horvath and amanda jones photo by jacob j goldberg thoughts on the play reviews. The house of mirth (1905), by edith wharton, is a novel about new york socialite lily bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in rich.
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