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The custom of the country
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Published:
New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Format:
Book
ISBN:
9780143039709, 0143039709
Physical Desc:
xx, 370 pages ; 20 cm.
Status:
Huron Street - Adult Fiction
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Description

Wharton's glittering satire of the newly affluent in Old New York 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 story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior dicor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine's marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted. BACKCOVER: "As long as men and women seek to use each other -- and to use each other badly -- Edith Wharton can be counted upon to provide the ideal commentary." -- Anita Brookner

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xix]-xx).
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Wharton's glittering satire of the newly affluent in Old New York 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 story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior dicor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine's marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted. BACKCOVER: "As long as men and women seek to use each other -- and to use each other badly -- Edith Wharton can be counted upon to provide the ideal commentary." -- Anita Brookner
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wharton, E., & Wagner-Martin, L. (2006). The custom of the country. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 and Linda. Wagner-Martin. 2006. The Custom of the Country. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 and Linda. Wagner-Martin, The Custom of the Country. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wharton, Edith, and Linda Wagner-Martin. The Custom of the Country. New York: Penguin Books, 2006. Print.

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