The Custom Of The Country

deEdith Wharton

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1 avril 1991|
The Custom Of The Country de Edith Wharton
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First published in 1913, Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country is a scathing novel of ambition featuring one of the most ruthless heroines in literature. Undine Spragg is as unscrupulous as she is magnetically beautiful. Her rise to the top of New York’s high society from the nouveau riche provides a provocative commentary on the upwardly mobile and the aspirations that eventually cause their ruin. One of Wharton’s most acclaimed works, The Custom of the Country is a stunning indictment of materialism and misplaced values that is as powerful today for its astute observations about greed and power as when it was written nearly a century ago.
The upper stratum of New York society into which Edith Wharton was born in 1862 provided her with an abundance of material as a novelist but did not encourage her growth as an artist. Educated by tutors and governesses, she was raised for only one career: marriage. But her marriage, in 1885, to Edward Wharton was an emotional disappo...
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Titre :The Custom Of The Country
Format :livre de poche
Dimensions de l'article :480 pages, 6.86 X 4.14 X 1.05 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :480 pages, 6.86 X 4.14 X 1.05 po
Publié le :1 avril 1991
Publié par :Random House Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780553213935

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