The custom of the country
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Contributors:
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin, author of introduction.
Published:
New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1997.
Status:
Westover Adult Fiction
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First published in 1913 and regarded by many critics as her most substantial novel, The Custom of the Country is Edith Wharton's powerful saga about the beautiful, ruthless Undine Spragg. A woman of extraordinary ambition and exuberant vitality, Undine is consigned by virtue of her sex to the shadow world of the drawing room and boudoir. Marriage remains the one institution through which she can exercise her will as she entrances man after man, marrying one after the other with protean facility and almost monstrous avidity. A novel that ranges from New York to Paris, from Apex City, Kansas, to Reno, Nevada, The Custom of the Country stands as a dark satire of American business, society, and the nouveaux riches, and as Edith Wharton's contribution to the tradition of the American epic.
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Book
Edition:
First Scribner Paperback Fiction edition.
Physical Desc:
509 pages ; 20.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0684825880, 9780684825885

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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 décor 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. -- from Amazon.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wharton, E., & Wolff, C. G. (1997). The custom of the country. First Scribner Paperback Fiction edition. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 and Cynthia Griffin, Wolff. 1997. The Custom of the Country. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 and Cynthia Griffin, Wolff, The Custom of the Country. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1997.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wharton, Edith, and Cynthia Griffin Wolff. The Custom of the Country. First Scribner Paperback Fiction edition. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1997. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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