ISBN 9780143039709,The Custom of the Country

The Custom of the Country



Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780143039709

ISBN-10 0143039709


Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)


Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton?s second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior d?cor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine?s marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted.