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Custom of the Country

ISBN-10: 0553213938

ISBN-13: 9780553213935

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edith Wharton

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First published in 1913, Edith Wharton'sThe Custom Of The Countryis scathing novel of ambition featuring one of the most ruthless heroines in literature.  Undine Spragg is as unscrupulous as she is magnetically beautiful.  Her rise to the top of New York's high society from the nouveau riche provides a provocative commentary on the upwardly mobile and the aspirations that eventually cause their ruin.  One of Wharton's most acclaimed works,The Custom Of The Countryis a stunning indictment of materialism and misplaced values that is as powerful today for its astute observations about greed and power as when it was written nearly a century ago.
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Book details

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 4.17" wide x 6.89" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Jane Alison has a bachelor's degree in classics from Princeton University & a M.F.A. from Columbia University. She lives in Germany.