The House of Mirth

by

Edith Wharton

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A rich woman intent on integrating high society, Mrs. Bry depends on Carry Fisher to serve as her social intermediary. Organizing lavish parties to attract public attention, she proves particularly demanding in wanting to join the most elevated circles in society. At the same time, her exaggeratedly aristocratic attitude alienates important members of society, such as the Duchess of Beltshire.
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Louisa Bry Character Timeline in The House of Mirth

The timeline below shows where the character Louisa Bry appears in The House of Mirth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1: Chapter 11
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...social life, remembers this period as one in which everyone except Rosedale and Wellington and Louisa Bry felt poor, because of severe problems on Wall Street. At the same time, Rosedale, who... (full context)
Book 1: Chapter 12
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...by some of people’s criticism, as they disparage Lily’s acquaintance with Rosedale and Wellington and Louisa Bry . (full context)
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...her forget about these troubles at least temporarily. Under Carry Fisher’s guidance, Wellington Bry and Louisa Bry want to organize a party that will be so lavish as to attract all the... (full context)
Book 1: Chapter 14
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The day after Wellington and Louisa Bry ’s party, Gerty Farish feels happy to have taken part in such elegant entertainment and... (full context)
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Van Alstyne accompanies Selden on a walk, and the two of them discuss Wellington and Louisa Bry ’s efforts at social climbing. However, when they approach Gus and Judy Trenor’s house, the... (full context)
Book 1: Chapter 15
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...five. However, instead of Selden, Rosedale walks in, which irritates Lily. After discussing Wellington and Louisa Bry ’s entertainment, Rosedale suddenly says that he has all the money he needs in life,... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 1
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...he runs into Carry Fisher, who is accompanied by Jack Stepney and his wife Gwen, Louisa Bry , and Lord Hubert Dacey, who talk about the best place to have lunch. (full context)
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After lunch, Selden walks with Carry Fisher, who has been helping Wellington and Louisa Bry integrate into high society, but has struggled to make their personalities agreeable to other members... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 2
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...claims to be tired, Lily leaves the ship. When she enters the Casino, she sees Mrs. Bry and, behind her, Carry Fisher, who tells Lily that Mrs. Bry is angry at Carry... (full context)
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Lily says that she can try to use her influence to make the Duchess invite Mrs. Bry , but Carry then admits that she is worried about Lily herself, because a journalist... (full context)
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After Lily uses her skills to encourage the Duchess to have dinner with Wellington and Louisa Bry , she runs into George Dorset, who makes her feel even more apprehensive than after... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 3
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By the end of the dinner, everyone seems satisfied. Mrs. Bry , in particular, is extremely proud to have been invited to one of the Duchess’s... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 5
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...their trip to Alaska next month, since Carry will be busy with Wellington Bry and Louisa Bry . When Lily notes that Carry is simply trying to keep her out of sight... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 7
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...Lily and Carry talk by the fireside. Carry shares her success at making Wellington and Louisa Bry more socially connected, but she also tells Lily that she has seen Mattie Gormer and... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 13
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...all her possessions. When she comes across the dress she had worn for Wellington and Louisa Bry ’s tableau vivant, she recalls rejecting the possibility of sharing a life with Selden, but... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 14
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...kept the letter he wrote to her after the tableaux vivants evening at Wellington and Louisa Bry ’s—a promise to go visit her that he realizes he had been too cowardly to... (full context)