The Custom of the Country (Paperback)

By Edith Wharton

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781535413206, 388pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/28/2009)
Digital Audiobook (3/15/2011)
Digital Audiobook (3/15/2012)
Paperback (8/1/1997)
Paperback (1/1/2009)
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

The Spraggs, a family of midwesterners from the fictional city of Apex who have made money through somewhat shady financial dealings, arrive in New York City at the prompting of their beautiful, ambitious, but socially-naive daughter, Undine. She marries Ralph Marvell, a member of an old New York family that no longer enjoys significant wealth. Before her wedding, Undine encounters an acquaintance from Apex named Elmer Moffatt, a character with "a genuine disdain for religious piety and social cant," as the scholar Elaine Showalter observes. Undine begs him not to do anything that will endanger her wedding to Ralph. Elmer agrees.