Publisher: Modern Library (October 9, 2001)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.6 MB
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hugely acclaimed at its e-book in 1913, The customized of the rustic is a slicing observation on America’s nouveaux riches, their upward-yearning aspirations and their eventual downfalls. via her heroine, the attractive and ruthless Undine Spragg, a spoiled heiress who appears to be like to her subsequent materialistic triumph as her most recent conquest throws himself at her toes, Edith Wharton offers a startling, satiric imaginative and prescient of social habit in all its grasping glory. As Undine strikes from America’s heartland to new york, after which to Paris, Wharton’s severe eye leaves no social category unscathed.