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First published in 1913, Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country is a 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 Country is 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.
Undine Spragg, selfish and spoiled, determines to gain admittance into turn-of-the-century New York society
Edition: Reprint, Reissue
Number of Pages: 378
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Bantam Classic & Loveswept
Author: Edith Wharton
Street Date: July 1, 1994
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-2681
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