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By Edith Wharton

In The apartment of Mirth, Edith Wharton depicts the glittering salons of Gilded Age manhattan with precision and wit, while she movingly portrays the stumbling blocks that impeded women's offerings on the flip of the century.

 

The attractive, much-desired Lily Bart has been raised to be one of many excellent other halves of the rich top category, yet her spark of personality and self reliant force prevents her from turning into one of many many ladies who will achieve these circles. even though her hope for a snug lifestyles implies that she can't marry for romance with out 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 graphics of the lifetime of girls in a adversarial, hugely ordered global, The apartment of Mirth exposes the truths approximately American excessive society that its denizens such a lot needed to disclaim. With an advent by way of Pamela Knights.

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