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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth


by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth: A Whole House of It? That’s Too Much Mirth. True or False

1. Why is Lily drawn to Lawrence? -> Because they are soul mates
2. How does Lily try to make money while she is waiting to marry? -> She sells her personal belongings on eBay
3. What does a charwoman do? -> Clean houses
4. What does Gus want in exchange for the money he has been giving Lily? -> Sex
5. Why does Bertha invite Lily to join them on their cruise? -> To keep her husband distracted