More MUY MARCOTTAGE:
Many years ago, I accompanied my daughter to Aix-in-Provence for a language course. My reading companion was Edith Wharton’s THE HOUSE OF MIRTH. Published in 1905, the book gets its title from Ecclesiastes 7:4: The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
The protagonist is Lily Bart, 29 and unmarried. Lily will not marry the man she really loves because he is not rich thus dedicates her time trying to find a wealthy husband. Unfortunately, Lily sabotages all of her possibilities for marriage as she unwittingly gets involved in a scandal that will eternally ruin her.
I remember quite well the night I finished reading THE HOUSE OF MIRTH because I cried and cried…
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