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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth


by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. What is the name of the game? -> Social Climbing
2. What do you need tons of in the social circles of New York? -> Money
3. What is the duty and end game of a 29 year old, striking Lily? -> Wall Street job
4. Beauty is a(n) -> Privilege
5. The threat of ____ is an ever-present thundercloud. -> Marriage