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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton

Mrs. Louisa Bry

Character Analysis

Mrs. Bry is "a lady of obscure origins and indomitable social ambitions." She throws the party in the Adirondacks over Thanksgiving along with Carry Fisher's help. Her husband (#2 for her) is Welly Bry, a powerful Wall Street figure. She uses Mrs. Fisher for social currency while Mrs. Fisher uses her for actual currency.

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