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The custom of the country

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This edition published in by C. Scribner's sons in New York.

Written in English

594 pages

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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The Custom of the Country
2009, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
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2008, Oxford University Press
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2008, Broadview Press
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2007, Random House Publishing Group
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2006, Penguin Books
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2004, NuVision Publications
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2003, Barnes & Noble World Digital Library
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2001, Modern Library
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2000, Barnes and Noble
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2000, Barnes & Noble
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2000, Oxf.U.P.
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Die kühle Woge des Glücks.
March 1, 1999, Piper
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The custom of the country
1998, Doubleday
in English - 1st New York Public Library collector's ed.
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1997, Scribner Paperback Fiction
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1995, Virago
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1995, Oxford University Press
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1994, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
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1993, Dent
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1991, Bantam Books
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1989, New American Library
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1987, Collier Books
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1987, Penguin Books
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1984, Penguin Books
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1984, Penguin
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September 1, 1983, Books on Tape, Inc.
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October 1, 1981, Berkley
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1975, C. Scribner's Sons
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1965, Constable
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1954, Lehmann
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1941, C. Scribner's Sons
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1941, C. Scribner's Sons
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1913-12, C. Scribner's Sons
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1913, McLeod & Allen
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1913, C. Scribner's sons
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1913, C. Scribner's sons
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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.

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

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Library of Congress
PZ3.W555 Cu

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Open Library
OL6561324M
Internet Archive
customcountry00whargoog
LC Control Number
13022207
Library Thing
23420

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