The custom of the country

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A novel of manners by Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country is the story of Undine Spragg, a young woman with social aspirations who convinces her nouveau riche parents to leave the Midwest and settle in New York.
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subject_facet Americans -- France -- Fiction, Divorced women -- Fiction, Divorced women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- Fiction, Remarried people -- Fiction, Upper class -- Fiction, Upper class -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
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title The custom of the country
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title_full The Custom of the Country, The custom of the country / Edith Wharton ; with an introduction by Anita Brookner, The custom of the country [electronic resource] / Edith Wharton
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