The House of Mirth
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 13 hours 41 minutes
An immensely popular best-seller when published in 1905, The House of Mirth was Edith Wharton's first great novel. Set among the elegant brownstones of New York City and opulent country houses like gracious Bellomont on the Hudson, the novel creates a satiric portrayal of what Wharton herself called "a society of irresponsible pleasure-seekers" with a precision comparable to that of Proust.