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The Custom of the Country - Edith Wharton

The Custom of the Country

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Published: 1st October 2006
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The Custom of the Country tells the story of Undine Spragg, a Midwestern girl who attempts to ascend in New York City society. It may well be have been the lynchpin that made Edith Wharton's career become the phenomenon that comes so easily to memory across so many decades. Oh, it's of a cloth with all her work -- there's no mistaking that a page of her writing came from her and not someone else -- but on a certain level, this novel is a mean book, and the meanness is warranted. The heroine (a woman named Undine Spragg, of all things!) is a spoiled heiress who makes her way in life by conquering one man after another after another, moving from the American heartland eastward first to New York, and ultimately to Paris.

ISBN: 9781598184013
ISBN-10: 1598184016
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46