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March 6, 2011

Edith Wharton on Dull Men — Quote of the Day / ‘The House of Mirth’

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“She had been bored all the afternoon by Percy Gryce … but she … must submit to more boredom … all on the bare chance that he might ultimately decide to do her the honour of boring her for life.”

Edith Wharton on Lily Bart, the heroine of her novel The House of Mirth

 

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  1. There is only one appropriate response to this quote:

    HA. HA. HA. HAAAA.

    Comment by anthropologist — March 9, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  2. This has to be my absolute favorite quote from House of Mirth. I read it in a college course and fell in love with Edith Wharton’s command of language–and her wit. Love this.

    Comment by 2blu2btru — April 18, 2011 @ 10:57 am | Reply

  3. [...] "She had been bored all the afternoon by Percy Gryce … but she … must submit to more boredom … all on the bare chance that he might ultimately decide to do her the honour of boring her for life." Edith Wharton on Lily Bart, the heroine of her novel The House of Mirth   … Read More [...]

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