Cover image for The house of mirth.
Title:
The house of mirth.
Author:
Davis, Terence, 1945-, screenwriter, film director.
Uniform Title:
The house of mirth (Motion picture : 2000)
Publication Information:
Australia Via Vision Distributed by Madman Entertainment ©2016.

copyright2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (2 hours, 14 minutes) : (DVD video) sound, color ; 12 cm.
Series:
Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Classics.
General Note:
Catalogued from container.

Madman Entertainment : VVE872.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.

Based on the novel by the same name by Edith Wharton, originally published in 1905.

Special features : Director commentary ; Deleted scenes with optional commentary ; Filmographics ; Theatrical trailer.
Abstract:
The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach.
Reading Level:
Classification : PG.
Format:

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