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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth


by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Water Imagery
The Furies
The Abyss (Or Chasm, take your pick)
War and Battle
Narrator Point of View
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis
Three Act Plot Analysis
Steaminess Rating
Brief Summary
Book 1, Chapter 1
Book 1, Chapter 2
Book 1, Chapter 3
Book 1, Chapter 4
Book 1, Chapter 5
Book 1, Chapter 6
Book 1, Chapter 7
Book 1, Chapter 8
Book 1, Chapter 9
Book 1, Chapter 10
Book 1, Chapter 11
Book 1, Chapter 12
Book 1, Chapter 13
Book 1, Chapter 14
Book 1, Chapter 15
Book 2, Chapter 1
Book 2, Chapter 2
Book 2, Chapter 3
Book 2, Chapter 4
Book 2, Chapter 5
Book 2, Chapter 6
Book 2, Chapter 7
Book 2, Chapter 8
Book 2, Chapter 9
Book 2, Chapter 10
Book 2, Chapter 11
Book 2, Chapter 12
Book 2, Chapter 13
Book 2, Chapter 14
Miss Lily Bart
Miss Lily Bart Timeline
Mr. Lawrence Selden
Mr. Lawrence Selden Timeline
Mr. Simon Rosedale
Mr. Simon Rosedale Timeline
Miss Gerty Farish
Miss Gerty Farish Timeline
Mrs. Carry Fisher
Mrs. Bertha Dorset
Mr. George Dorset
Mrs. Julia Peniston
Miss Grace Stepney
Mrs. Trenor
Mr. Trenor
Lady Skiddaw
Lord Skiddaw
Mrs. Hudson Bart
Mr. Bart
Mr. Percy Gryce
Mrs. Gryce
Mr. Jefferson Gryce
"The New Heir to the Gryce Millions"
Mrs. Maria Van Osburgh
Miss Gwen Van Osburgh
Miss Evie Van Osburgh
The other Van Osburgh daughter
Mr. Bertie Van Osburgh
Mrs. Alice Wetherall
Mr. Wetherall
Mr. Ned Van Alstyne
Mrs. Van Alstyne
Miss Molly Van Alstyne
Mr. Ned Silverton
Miss Kate Corby
Miss Hilda Trenor and Miss Muriel Trenor
Mr. Jack Stepney
The Duchess of Beltshire
Lady Cressida Raith
Lord Hubert Dacey
Mr. Dabham
Mr. Herbert Melson
Mrs. Louisa Bry
Mr. Wellington Bry
Mrs. Mattie Gormer
Mr. Sam Gormer
Miss Anstell
Mr. Paul Morpeth
Mrs. Norma Hatch
Mr. Melville Stancy
Miss Pragg
Mrs. Haffen
Miss Jane Silverton
Miss Annie Silverton
Madam Regina
Miss Haines
Mrs. Nettie Struther
George Struther
Nettie's Baby
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist Antagonist...)
Tools of Characterization
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Wealth Quotes
Marriage Quotes
Appearances Quotes
Freedom and Confinement
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
Respect and Reputation
Respect and Reputation Quotes
Morality Quotes
Women and Femininity
Women and Femininity Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
A Whole House of It? That’s Too Much Mirth.
A Whole House of It? That’s Too Much Mirth. Flashcards
A Whole House of It? That’s Too Much Mirth. True or False
Wait a Minute - Is She Being Ironic?
Wait a Minute - Is She Being Ironic? Flashcards
Wait a Minute - Is She Being Ironic? True or False
The House of Mirth
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Why Should I Care?
Rules Are Meant to Be Broken
Speaking Truth to Power
Lily's Last Entry
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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