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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton, 1905, United States, NOVEL

"...Here is a physically beautiful and psychologically complex woman who has become or been made into an object for consumption by a society that values the material world exclusively...In part, her misfortune can be ascribed to her lack of maternal influence, her own irresolution, the weakness of her primary suitor, and the viciousness of the other rich women in the novel; but ultimately blame has to fall on a society that made her "so evidently the victim of the civilization that produced her, that the links of her bracelet seemed like manacles chaining her to her fate."..."

(C.T., p. 295)

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