The Custom of the Country (Paperback)

By Edith Wharton

Digireads.com, 9781420932553, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/15/2011)
Digital Audiobook (3/15/2012)
Digital Audiobook (9/28/2009)
Paperback (8/1/1997)
Paperback (11/7/2015)
Paperback (6/13/2019)
Paperback (1/7/2019)
Paperback (1/20/2006)
Paperback (7/6/2016)
Paperback (9/21/2014)
Paperback (5/6/2019)
Paperback (9/25/2018)
Paperback (4/18/2014)
Paperback (5/13/2015)

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Description

From New York to Europe, the apartments of the nouveau riche to ancient French estates, Edith Wharton tells the story of Undine Spragg, a girl from a Midwestern town with unquenchable social aspirations. Though Undine is narcissistic, pampered, and incredibly selfish, she is a beguiling heroine whose marital initiation into New York high society from its trade-wealthy fringes is only the beginning of her relentless ambitions. Wharton weaves an elaborate plot that renders a detailed depiction of upper class social behavior in the early twentieth century. By utilizing a character with inexorable greed in a novel of manners, she demonstrates some of the customs of a modern age and posits a surprising explanation for divorce and the social role of women, which still resonates for the modern reader today.