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Questions about the novel 'The House of Mirth' (1905) by Edith Wharton. Use with the tag [edith-wharton].

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Meaning of "It isn't a bit hotter here than in Mrs. Van Osburgh's conservatory—and some of the women are not a bit uglier"

On page 2 in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, Lily Bart has missed the three-fifteen train to Rhinebeck when she meets Mr Seldon: "What luck!" she repeated. "How nice of you to come ...