The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth
by Edith Wharton
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Mrs. Maria Van Osburgh

Character Analysis

The matriarch of this large family. She and Mrs. Trenor are engaged in a sort of territorial social war when the novel begins. She's famous for her parties, which are known as "the Van Osburgh crushes."

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