The Custom of the Country (Paperback)

by Edith Wharton, Anita Brookner

Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Edith Wharton's novels of manners seem to grow in stature as time passes. Here, she draws a beautiful social climber, Undine Sprague, who is a monster of selfishness and honestly doesn't know it. Although the worlds she wants to conquer have vanished, Undine herself is amazingly recognizable. She marries well above herself twice and both times fails to recognize her husbands' strengths of character or the weakness of her own, and it is they, not she, who pay the price.

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Published
28/09/2006

Publisher
Penguin Classics

ISBN
9780143039709


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