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An edition of The Custom of the Country (1913)

The custom of the country

1st New York Public Library collector's ed.
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An edition of The Custom of the Country (1913)

The custom of the country

1st New York Public Library collector's ed.
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Doubleday
Language
English
Pages
439

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Edith Wharton's satiric anatomy of American society in the first decade of the twentieth century appeared in 1913; it both appalled and fascinated its first reviewers, and established her as a major novelist. It follows the career of Undine Spragg, recently arrived in New York from the Midwest and determined to conquer high society. Glamorous, selfish, mercenary, and manipulative, her principal assets are her striking beauty, her tenacity, and her father's money. With her sights set on an advantageous marriage, Undine pursues her schemes in a world of shifting values, where triumph is swiftly followed by disillusion. Wharton was re-creating an environment she knew intimately, and Undine's education for social success is chronicled in meticulous detail. The novel superbly captures the world of post-Civil War Ameria, as ruthless in its social ambitions as in its business and politics. - Back cover.

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Cover of: The Custom of the Country
The Custom of the Country
2015-02-27, Project Gutenberg
in English
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The Custom of the Country
2013-10-22, LibriVox
in English
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The Custom of the Country
2008-08-05, LibriVox
in English
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Custom of the Country
2000, Oxf.U.P.
Paperback in English
Cover of: The custom of the country
The custom of the country
1998, Doubleday
in English - 1st New York Public Library collector's ed.
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The custom of the country
1995, Oxford University Press
in English
Cover of: The custom of the country
The custom of the country
1975, C. Scribner's Sons
in English
Cover of: The Custom of the Country
The Custom of the Country
1941, Charles Scribner's Sons
in English
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The custom of the country
1913, McLeod & Allen
microform / in English
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The custom of the country
1913, C. Scribner's sons

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New York

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-436).

Series
The New York Public Library collector's edition
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3545.H16 C8 1998, PS3545.H16C8 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxii, 439 p. :
Number of pages
439

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL347099M
Internet Archive
customofcountry000whar
ISBN 10
0385487231
LCCN
98006198
Library Thing
23420
Goodreads
534801

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