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The Custom of the Country (Illustrated)
     

The Custom of the Country (Illustrated)

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by Edith Wharton, Charles River Editors
 

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*Illustrated with pictures of Wharton, her home, and her work.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

In 1921, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence, making Wharton the first woman to win the prestigious honor. But Wharton, who wrote several novels, poems, and short stories, was far more than just a writer. Wharton was a

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*Illustrated with pictures of Wharton, her home, and her work.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

In 1921, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence, making Wharton the first woman to win the prestigious honor. But Wharton, who wrote several novels, poems, and short stories, was far more than just a writer. Wharton was a well-regarded intellectual who could count among her friends great writers like Henry James, as well as Teddy Roosevelt and Sinclair Lewis. Wharton also had a famous meeting with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Wharton was also a designer who loved architecture, as evidenced by her cherished and famed residences on both sides of the Atlantic.

This edition of Wharton’s The Custom of the Country is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of her.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013483255
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Born into a prosperous New York family, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) wrote more than 15 novels, including The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and other esteemed books. She was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 24, 1862
Date of Death:
August 11, 1937
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Education:
Educated privately in New York and Europe

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The Custom Of The Country 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's interesting to read how ruthless and unscrupulous people can be for their own self-preservation. Undine is a character I loved to hate. This novel could be a social commentary of life today. Fabulous vocabulary! It is a slow read, but worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a literature major in college a long time ago: I'd never heard mention of this novel. She is such a fine author and this is my favorite of all! If you like her work, if you like American literature, you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Timeless wisdom about women's issues in the society of consumerism as we see as the American Dream.
Eowyn24 More than 1 year ago
Undine reminds me in a way of Scarlet O'Hara. The author lived at the same time period she placed the story and was divorced as well as the main character - so you have to wonder if this is an insight to how divorce was thought of in the different social groups as the time. Had some slow parts, but was a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Edith Wharton books, but this is my favorite by far. The characters are well developed and the story is spell binding if you like that era.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But a pretty good soap opera. The protagonist, Undine, can be a bit tiresome, but Wharton's handling of her life is pretty clever, especially at the end! I had never heard of this book before reading about it in a recent issue of the New Yorker. That writer said that it was very relevant to the Wall Street shenanigans, consumerism, and divorce in today's society. This claim is largely true, and the book is interesting in that regard.
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