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The Custom of the Country (Everyman's Library)

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Highly acclaimed at its publication in 1913, The Custom of the Country is a cutting commentary on America’s nouveaux riches, their upward-yearning aspirations and their eventual downfalls. Through her heroine, the beautiful and ruthless Undine Spragg, a spoiled heiress who looks to her next materialistic triumph as her latest conquest throws himself at her feet, Edith Wharton presents a startling, satiric vision of social behavior in all its greedy glory. As Undine moves from America’s heartland to Manhattan, and then to Paris, Wharton’s critical eye leaves no social class unscathed.

About the Author

Diane Johnson is the author of ten novels, most recently Le Mariage and Le Divorce, two books of essays, two biographies, and the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s classic film The Shining. She has been a finalist four times for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Awards.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679423010
Introduction:
Sage, Lorna
Author:
Sage, Lorna
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Author:
Wharton, Tom
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Upper class -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
375
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
p. cm.
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.2 x 1.2 in 1.2 lb

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