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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
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Sep 09, 11

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Read in September, 2011

Stands just as tall as Fitzgerald or Dreiser, even tops most of Fitzgerald's works. A very moving, excellently plotted and beautifully written account of a woman trying to succeed in high NYC society through that of others. A great tragedy with a feminist edge; only when the heroine becomes aware of who and where she is in the social order that her fall is already begun.
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