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The Custom of the Country [NOOK Book]

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First published in 1913, this is the story of Undine Spragg. Undine's social and monetary aspirations show themselves early in her life, as she convinces her parents to move from their comfortable existence in the Midwest to New York City. There she throws herself into high society and finds her ambition and greed grow as she climbs the social ladder, all the while hoping to keep her checkered past hidden from view.
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The Custom of the Country

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Overview

First published in 1913, this is the story of Undine Spragg. Undine's social and monetary aspirations show themselves early in her life, as she convinces her parents to move from their comfortable existence in the Midwest to New York City. There she throws herself into high society and finds her ambition and greed grow as she climbs the social ladder, all the while hoping to keep her checkered past hidden from view.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015617597
  • Publisher: HM
  • Publication date: 9/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 929 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2003

    Scathing!

    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!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Excellent read.

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Still relevant

    Timeless wisdom about women's issues in the society of consumerism as we see as the American Dream.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2009

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    Undine the terrible!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Becomes a soap opera

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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