The Custom of the Country

The Custom of the Country

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Edith Wharton

Category: Classics

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 7/6/23

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 400 pages

Weight: 470

Dimensions: 144 x 214 x 32

Wharton's sly and delicious novel about the ambitious social ascent of Undine Spragg, with a foreword bySofia CoppolaConsidered 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.