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Critical Essay by Elaine N. Orr

SOURCE: Orr, Elaine N. “Contractual Law, Relational Whisper: A Reading of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth.Modern Language Quarterly 52, no. 1 (March 1991): 53-70.

In the following essay, Orr discusses the world of The House of Mirth as a contractual milieu.

“But you belittle me, don't you, … in being so sure.”

—Lily Bart1

“Must the multiple nature of female desire and language be understood as the fragmentary, scattered remains of a raped or denied sexuality? This is not an easy question to answer.”

—Luce Irigaray2

While most critics agree that Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth is a novel about negotiation, about bargaining and compromise, interest and disinterest, exchange and profit, few have commented upon this thematics except as a...

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