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The House of Mirth
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The House of Mirth
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  • His mind turned to Gerty Farish’s words, and the wisdom of the world seemed a groping thing beside the insight of innocence.
  • She had a special memory for the vicissitudes of the "new people" who rose to the surface with each recurring tide, and were either submerged beneath its rush or landed triumphantly beyond the reach of envious breakers; and she was apt to display a remarkable retrospective insight into their ultimate fate, so that, when they had fulfilled their destiny, she was almost always able to say to Grace Stepney—the recipient of her prophecies—that she had known exactly what would happen.

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  • The book is full of insight on human nature.
  • The study offers further insight into the Palestinian situation.

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