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The Custom of the Country

 

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The Custom of the Country


by Edith Wharton (Author)
Anita Brookner (Introduction)

 

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ISBN: 9780143039709

 

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Presents a tale about a beautiful social climber, Undine Sprague, who is a monster of selfishness and honestly doesn't know it. 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.


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.


 

ISBN 143039709
ISBN13 9780143039709
Publisher Penguin Classics
Format Paperback
Publication date 28/09/2006
Pages 352
Weight (grammes) 282
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 196
Width (mm) 133