The House of Mirth | Study Guide

Edith Wharton

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The House of Mirth | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to The House of Mirth that you may enjoy.

Reading Materials

Backer, Leslie. "Lily Bart as Artist in Wharton's The House of Mirth." The Explicator 68.1 (2010): 33-35. Web. 4 Oct. 2016.

Blair, Amy L. "Misreading The House of Mirth." American Literature 76.1 (2004): 149-75. Web. 4 Oct. 2016.

Jones, Suzanne W. "Edith Wharton's 'Secret Sensitiveness' The Decoration of Houses, and Her Fiction." English Faculty Publications. Paper 14 (1997). Web. 4 Oct. 2016.

Lee, Hermione. Edith Wharton. New York: Knopf, 2007. Print.

Smiley, Jane. 13 Ways of Looking at a Novel. New York: Knopf. 2005. Print.

Wharton, Edith, and Elizabeth Ammons. The House of Mirth. New York: Norton, 1990. Print.

Wharton, Edith, and Shari Benstock. The House of Mirth: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism. New York: St. Martin's, 1994. Print.

Course Hero. "The House of Mirth Infographic." Course Hero. 22 Aug. 2016. Web. 8 Jan. 2020. <>.

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