The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton audiobook

The Custom of the Country

By Edith Wharton
Read by Lorna Raver

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200097159

  • ISBN: 9798200097142

  • ISBN: 9798200097166

Runtime: 16.35 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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From New York to Europe, the apartments of the nouveau riche to ancient French estates, Edith Wharton tells the story of Undine Spragg, a girl from a Midwestern town with unquenchable social aspirations. Though Undine is narcissistic, pampered, and incredibly selfish, she is a beguiling heroine whose marital initiation into New York high society from its trade-wealthy fringes is only the beginning of her relentless ambitions. Wharton weaves an elaborate plot that renders a detailed depiction of upper-class social behavior in the early twentieth century. By utilizing a character with inexorable greed in a novel of manners, she demonstrates some of the customs of a modern age and posits a surprising explanation for divorce and the social role of women, which still resonates for the modern audience today.

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Author Bio: Edith Wharton

Author Bio: Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was born in New York and is best known for her stories of life among the upper-class society into which she was born. She was educated privately at home and in Europe. In 1894 she began writing fiction, and her novel The House of Mirth established her as a leading writer. Her novels The Age of Innocence and Old New York were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She was the first woman to receive that honor. In 1929 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 16.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English