The Custom of the Country: New York Public Library Collector's Edition

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With the publication of her controversial novel The Custom of the Country - Edith Wharton leveled her most biting critique of the limitations that late nineteenth-century 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 ...

The Custom of the Country: New York Public Library Collector's Edition 1998, Doubleday Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780385487238

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