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The Custom of the Country

Written by Edith Wharton

The Custom of the Country
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: April 1991
Price: $5.95
Can. Price: $7.50
ISBN: 978-0-553-21393-5 (0-553-21393-8)
Pages: 480
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, trade paperback and a trade paperback.



 
With the publication of this controversial novel, Wharton leveled her most biting critique at the limitations that her society placed upon the ambitious woman. Undine Spragg, the book's central character, is a magnificent antiheroine, viciously and precisely rendered. She is boundlessly ambitious and ready to ruthlessly sell herself to whatever man she believes can provide her with the success she desperately desires. The Custom of the Country plays brilliantly upon the contradictions between Undine's determined strivings and the completely passive feminine ideal of her place and time.



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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