The House of MirthAudiobook CD - 2008
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. And her brilliant and complex characterization of the doomed Lily Bart, whose stunning beauty and dependence on marriage for economic survival reduce her to a decorative object, becomes an incisive commentary on the nature and status of women in that society.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, c2008
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in