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The custom of the country
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[United States] : Neeland Media LLC, 2010.
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9781596743793 (electronic bk.), 1596743794 (electronic bk.)
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From New York to Europe, the apartments of the nouveau riche to ancient French estates, Edith Wharton tells the story of Undine Spragg, a girl from a Midwestern town with unquenchable social aspirations. Though Undine is narcissistic, pampered, and incredibly selfish, she is a beguiling heroine whose marital initiation into New York high society from its trade-wealthy fringes is only the beginning of her relentless ambitions. Wharton weaves an elaborate plot that renders a detailed depiction of upper class social behavior in the early twentieth century. By utilizing a character with inexorable greed in a novel of manners, she demonstrates some of the customs of a modern age and posits a surprising explanation for divorce and the social role of women, which still resonates for the modern reader today.

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From New York to Europe, the apartments of the nouveau riche to ancient French estates, Edith Wharton tells the story of Undine Spragg, a girl from a Midwestern town with unquenchable social aspirations. Though Undine is narcissistic, pampered, and incredibly selfish, she is a beguiling heroine whose marital initiation into New York high society from its trade-wealthy fringes is only the beginning of her relentless ambitions. Wharton weaves an elaborate plot that renders a detailed depiction of upper class social behavior in the early twentieth century. By utilizing a character with inexorable greed in a novel of manners, she demonstrates some of the customs of a modern age and posits a surprising explanation for divorce and the social role of women, which still resonates for the modern reader today.
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Wharton, E. (2010). The custom of the country. [United States]: Neeland Media LLC.

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Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. 2010. The Custom of the Country. [United States]: Neeland Media LLC.

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Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937, The Custom of the Country. [United States]: Neeland Media LLC, 2010.

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Wharton, Edith. The Custom of the Country. [United States]: Neeland Media LLC, 2010. Web.

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