The House Of Mirth Amazonclassics Edition

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: AmazonClassics
ISBN: 9781542049474
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Beautiful New York socialite Lily Bart finds herself alone and nearly penniless as her thirtieth birthday approaches. To maintain her station in high society, Lily must wait for her miserly aunt to bequeath her fortune, or marry well. Blessed with wit and charm, she doesn't lack for suitors, yet the most socially acceptable candidates fail to capture Lily's interest. Instead, she's intrigued by a young lawyer who is unafraid to speak his mind. One of literature's most memorable characters, Lily paradoxically beguiles the very people she wishes would accept her. A social satire dressed in romantic ribbons, The House of Mirth pits the drive for status and wealth against the desire for love. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as The House of Mirth, this edition of The House of Mirth (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

The Age Of Innocence Amazonclassics Edition

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: AmazonClassics
ISBN: 9781542049566
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It's the perfect match--gentleman lawyer Newland Archer will marry young socialite May Welland. The marriage should be a source of pride for Newland, accustomed as he is to meeting the expectations of New York's high society. But when he falls for May's exotic and enchanting cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska, he faces an impossible choice: should he be the dutiful husband and stay with his bride, or give in to his passions and follow the countess around the world? A classic that encapsulates the etiquette of the times, The Age of Innocence is as much about loyalty, duty, and decorum as it is about desire. Revised edition: Previously published as The Age of Innocence, this edition of The Age of Innocence (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.