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Lily Bart is a smart single woman --- but she's nearing thirty, and struggling to manage money, friendships, and romance. In The House of Mirth, published in 1905, Edith Wharton examined the dangerous compromises facing a woman who wants to set her own destiny. Produced by Studio 360's Michele Siegel.

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