The Custom of the Country

The Custom of the Country Considered by many to be her masterpiece Edith Wharton s second full length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class As she unfolds the story

  • Title: The Custom of the Country
  • Author: Edith Wharton Linda Wagner-Martin
  • ISBN: 9780143039709
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton s second full length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class As she unfolds the story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior d cor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes ThrConsidered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton s second full length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class As she unfolds the story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior d cor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine s marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted Anita Brookner

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