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House of Wealth

As I have continued my reading of Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth, I have found that wealth is more central to the novel than I had originally seen. 364 more words

To Wed?

This week I am again writing about Edith Wharton’s novel The House of Mirth. In this week’s readings, there were several events and new character developments we discussed in class. 391 more words

Love isn't enough

In class yesterday, there were some interesting things brought up about Chapter 13 in House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. At one point we specifically zeroed in on the conversation between Gus Trenor and Lily where the rules of this upper-class society are violated. 742 more words

A Block in the Road: Opposing Freedoms

Throughout House of Mirth, Lily struggles with independence and societal pressures. Constantly at a tug and pull between getting money and having her own freedom, Lily attempts to conform to society’s expectations, but seems to find herself unable to take the final leap into marriage and monotony. 770 more words

American Realism

House of Mirth, Social Opportunists, and the Status Quo

As I have previously described, Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth is a novel that deals heavily with ideas regarding social class and power, opportunism, and a skewed sense of morality. 419 more words

Daily Writing Tip 58 of 100, The Distrust of Technique

For one hundred days, I’m going to post a writing tip each day. I have a whole bookshelf full of writing books and I want to do some reading and increased studying of this valuable resource. 201 more words