The Custom of the Country

The Custom of the Country

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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One of Edith Wharton's most acclaimed works, The Custom of the Country is a blistering indictment of materialism, power, and misplaced values. Its heroine, Undine Spragg, is one of the most ruthless characters in all of literature, as selfishly unscrupulous as she is fiercely beautiful. When her family acquires a small fortune, they leave America's heartland and head east. As Undine climbs the social ladder through a series of marriages and affairs, she shows little concern for who she has to step on to get anything and everything she desires. Her rise to the top of New York's elite society—before moving on to conquer Paris as well—provides a poignant and scathing commentary on the unquenchable ambitions of America's nouveau riche.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781483063829
Branch Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Conlin, Grace
OverDrive, Inc

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