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Table Of Contents

LIFE AND BACKGROUND OF THE AUTHOR
Introduction to the Novel . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Introduction to the Novel
Brief Synopsis
List of Characters
Character Map
CRITICAL COMMENTARIES
Book 1
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Chapter VI
Chapter VII
Chapters VIII–IX
Chapter X
Chapters XI–XII
Chapter XIII
Chapter XIV
Chapter XV
Chapters VII–VIII
Chapters IX–X
Chapter XI
Chapter XII
CHARACTER ANALYSES
CliffsNotes Review
CliffsNotes Review67
CliffsNotes Resource Center
Index
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CliffsNotes<sup><small>TM</small></sup> on Wharton's The House of Mirth

CliffsNotes<sup><small>TM</small></sup> on Wharton's The House of Mirth

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.CliffsNotes on The House of Mirth takes you into the waning years of the Gilded Age and the moral bankruptcy of New York City's elite class. Edith Wharton's story of a woman — whose beauty causes men to desire to possess her and women to be jealous of her — reflects the complicated struggle of the individual against the social strictures of a powerful, and triumphant, moneyed class.This concise supplement to the satirically critical The House of Mirth, helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study includeChapter-by-chapter summaries and commentariesA character map that outline key characteristics and relationshipsInsightful character analysesA critical essay about the opulence and emptiness of the Gilded AgeA review section that tests your knowledgeClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.CliffsNotes on The House of Mirth takes you into the waning years of the Gilded Age and the moral bankruptcy of New York City's elite class. Edith Wharton's story of a woman — whose beauty causes men to desire to possess her and women to be jealous of her — reflects the complicated struggle of the individual against the social strictures of a powerful, and triumphant, moneyed class.This concise supplement to the satirically critical The House of Mirth, helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study includeChapter-by-chapter summaries and commentariesA character map that outline key characteristics and relationshipsInsightful character analysesA critical essay about the opulence and emptiness of the Gilded AgeA review section that tests your knowledgeClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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