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1  She had several times been in love with fortunes or careers, but only once with a man.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
2  It was the last asset in their fortunes, the nucleus around which their life was to be rebuilt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
3  At the thought her spirits began to rise: it was characteristic of her that one trifling piece of good fortune should give wings to all her hopes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
4  She could not even pause to smile over the heiress's view of a colossal fortune as a mere shelter against want: her mind was filled with the vision of what that shelter might have been to her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
5  But other memories importuned her also; the recollection of similar situations, as skillfully led up to, but through some malice of fortune, or her own unsteadiness of purpose, always failing of the intended result.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
6  Still, the need was not a pressing one; she could worry along, as she had so often done before, with the hope of some happy change of fortune to sustain her; and meanwhile life was gay and beautiful and easy, and she was conscious of figuring not unworthily in such a setting.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
7  There were twenty of them in the work-room, their fagged profiles, under exaggerated hair, bowed in the harsh north light above the utensils of their art; for it was something more than an industry, surely, this creation of ever-varied settings for the face of fortunate womanhood.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  Even fortunes supposed to be independent of the market either betrayed a secret dependence on it, or suffered from a sympathetic affection: fashion sulked in its country houses, or came to town incognito, general entertainments were discountenanced, and informality and short dinners became the fashion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
9  After attaining his majority, and coming into the fortune which the late Mr. Gryce had made out of a patent device for excluding fresh air from hotels, the young man continued to live with his mother in Albany; but on Jefferson Gryce's death, when another large property passed into her son's hands, Mrs. Gryce thought that what she called his "interests" demanded his presence in New York.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2