House of Mirth


The novel The House of Mirth (1905) has been adapted to radio, the stage and the cinema.

  • The Play of the novel The House of Mirth (1906), by Edith Wharton and Clyde Fitch.[21][22]
  • La Maison du Brouillard (1918), directed by Albert Capellani, featured Katherine Harris Barrymore as Lily Bart; a French silent film.
  • The House of Mirth was presented on radio's Theatre Guild on the Air December 14, 1952. The one-hour adaptation starred Joan Fontaine and Franchot Tone.[23]
  • The House of Mirth (1956), directed by John Drew Barrymore. Matinee Theatre: Season 2, Episode 56. (4 December 1956)
  • The House of Mirth (1981), directed by Adrian Hall. A television film for the Public Broadcasting System in the U.S.
  • Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth(1995) adapted for the stage by Dawn Keeler. The play was performed by the Cambridge Theatre Company at the Theatre Royal in Winchester, England. After the initial production, the play toured England for nine weeks. This modern adaptation offers a late-twentieth-century interpretation of Lily Bart's story that emphasizes freedom, relationships, and tragedy.[18]
  • The House of Mirth (2000), directed by Terence Davies, featured Gillian Anderson as Lily Bart.[24]

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