The Custom of the Country

The Custom of the Country

eBook - 1998
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Highly acclaimed at its publication in 1913, The Custom of the Country is a cutting commentary on America’s nouveaux riches, their upward-yearning aspirations and their eventual downfalls. Through her heroine, the beautiful and ruthless Undine Spragg, a spoiled heiress who looks to her next materialistic triumph as her latest conquest throws himself at her feet, Edith Wharton presents a startling, satiric vision of social behavior in all its greedy glory. As Undine moves from America’s heartland to Manhattan, and then to Paris, Wharton’s critical eye leaves no social class unscathed.

Baker & Taylor
Undine Spragg, selfish, spoiled, and self-absorbed, is determined to gain admittance into turn-of-the-century New York high society, in a period study of misplaced values and materialism. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1998
ISBN: 9780553904444
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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