The Custom of the Country (Paperback)

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Names, places, technology, pomp, and circumstance may change with time but society's need for gossip and the innately human urge to climb the ladder remains immortal in one of Wharton's most readable novels.

— Alex H.


First published in 1813, this novel by best-selling author Edith Wharton, tells the story of Undine Spragg, a Midwestern girl who attempts to ascend in New York City society. Unlike other Wharton's novels, This story is not about a nice character who falls victim to society's uncongenial mores. Indeed, far from a dignified, morally superior character, the book's heroine, is a selfish monster who takes society (or rather, several different societies) head on, suffers a bit for her lack of subtlety but comes out filthy rich...

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Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781544031446
ISBN-10: 1544031440
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 4th, 2017
Pages: 370
Language: English