The House of Mirth

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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton is one of the best classics the author has ever written in her life. Book talks about a girl who wanted to rise in her life and her social status but things became tougher for her with the advancing age. During the early age of her youth, she remained busy in searching for the perfect match for herself. Although she found many eligible bachelors during her search after each she found another one with a better prospect. This greed now has added sufferings in her life because her prime youth is not with her anymore which means that she has not remained perfect for the ideal bachelors.

Trying to rise in status causes a lot of pain to the main girl in the novel. The novel became famous because it also had a lot of resemblance to the author’s own life. Edith too as a young girl used to take part in those lavish dinner parties. During those parties, she analyzed fully the trends of those big drawing rooms and the false relations between men and women.

Eleanor Bron narrates most of the stuff in a firm tone and doesn’t give too much drama to the voice. If compared with The Age of Innocence the girl in this novel is cleverer than the countess. But her fate does not change much even when she uses her beauty charm perfectly at big parties. Just like the countess in “The Age of Innocence” the girl in this novel is left alone when she feels the need for company more than ever.

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