The Custom of the CountryBook - 1913
"Undine Spragg is an exquisitely beautiful but ferociously acquisitive young woman from the Midwest who comes to New York to seek her fortune. She achieves her social ambitions -- -but only at the highest cost to her family, her admirers, and her several husbands. Wharton lavished on Undine an imaginative energy that suggests she was as fascinated as she was appalled by the alluring monster she had created. It is the complexity of her attitude that makes The Custom of the Country--with its rich social and emotional detail and its headlong narrative power--one of the most fully realized and resonant of her works."--Page  of cover.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., [©1913]
Branch Call Number: WHARTON
Characteristics: 413 pages ; 21 cm