The House of Mirth


An impoverished member of the privileged Old New York society, Lily Bart is beautiful and socially agreeable, yet she has almost reached the age of thirty – a dangerous threshold for a young woman – and is still unmarried. Now she is desperate to secure a wealthy husband to confirm her status in society, but her penchant for gambling at cards, her reduced circumstances, her determination to marry for love and the constant gossip she attracts from malevolent tongues through her heedless behaviour and her constant social faux pas make her prospects look bleak. As suitor after suitor appears and fades away, and she is drawn further and further down into a spiral of debt and unhappiness, she realises that she is just one step away from losing everything she has.

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