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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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The Custom of the Country Summary

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

Wharton's sly and delicious novel about the ambitious social ascent of Undine Spragg, with a foreword by
Sofia Coppola

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 journey of Undine Spragg from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of the America's interior and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through the intricate plot of Undine's marriages and affairs, Wharton conveys a vision of a social class that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted.

About Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (Author)
Edith Wharton was born into a wealthy New York family in 1862, during the American Civil War. She married at twenty-three, and subsequently divided her time between homes in New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The House of Mirth, perhaps her most famous work, appeared in 1905, and was followed by Ethan Frome, The Custom of the Country, Summer and The Age of Innocence. Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She died in 1937.

Sofia Coppola (Foreword By)
Sofia Coppola is a director, producer and screenwriter known for films including
Virgin Suicides (1999), Lost in Translation (2003), Marie Antoinette (2006), The
Bling Ring
(2013), Beguiled (2017), and On the Rocks (2020). She won the 2004
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation. She is
currently writing and directing a limited series adaptation of The Custom of the
for Apple TV.

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