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The Custom of the Country Edith Wharton

The Custom of the Country By Edith Wharton

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton


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Summary

Presents a tale about a beautiful social climber, Undine Sprague, who is a monster of selfishness and honestly doesn't know it. She marries well above herself twice and both times fails to recognize her husbands' strengths of character or the weakness of her own, and it is they, not she, who pay the price.

The Custom of the Country Summary

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton's novels of manners seem to grow in stature as time passes. Here she draws a beautiful social climber, Undine Sprague, who is a monster of selfishness and honestly doesn't know it. Although the worlds she wants to conquer have vanished, Undine herself is amazingly recognizable. She marries well above herself twice and both times fails to recognize her husbands' strengths of character or the weakness of her own, and it is they, not she, who pay the price.

The Custom of the Country Reviews

"Edith Wharton's finest achievement."
--Elizabeth Hardwick

About Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was an American novelist. Her best known work, The Age of Innocence, won her a Pulitzer Prize and was written in 1920.

Additional information

GOR001413210
9780143039709
0143039709
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-09-28
352
N/A
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