The House of Mirth
by Edith Wharton
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Movie or TV Productions
Staring Geraldine Chaplin as Lily Bart.
This one's in black-and-white.
Starring Gillian Anderson (yes, from the X-Files) and Laura Linney. The film condenses a lot of the action in House of Mirth because. A lot of these intricacies are missing, as are many of the minor characters that give us the flavor of Old New York society. Still, kudos to the film for conveying Wharton's biting wit by relying so heavily on specific lines from the text; almost all of the movie's dialogue is verbatim.
From the 2000 film
Lots of drama, tears, etc.
Indignation at its best.
Big hats never looked so good.
Edith Wharton as a young woman.
Edith's Wharton's famous house in Massachusetts still stands…for the time being.
Was the overdose intentional? See what Wharton (and a slew of critics) thought.