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The Custom of the Country


Συγγραφέας: Wharton Edith
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199555123
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 416
Διαστάσεις: 20x2x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2008
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2008

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Custom of the Country"

Edith Wharton's satiric anatomy of American society in the first decade of the twentieth century appeared in 1913; it both appalled and fascinated its first reviewers, and established her as a major novelist. The Saturday Review wrote that she had 'assembled as many detestable people as it is possible to pack between the covers of a six-hundred page novel', but concluded that the book was 'brilliantly written', and 'should be read as a parable'. It follows the career of Undine Spragg, recently arrived in New York from the midwest and determined to conquer high society. Glamorous, selfish, mercenary and manipulative, her principal assets are her striking beauty, her tenacity, and her father's money. With her sights set on an advantageous marriage, Undine pursues her schemes in a world of shifting values, where triumph is swiftly followed by dissullusion. Wharton was recreating an environment she knew intimately, and Undine's education for social success is chronicled in meticulous detail. The novel superbly captures the world of post-Civil War America, as ruthless in its social ambitions as in its business and politics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Wharton Edith
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
ISBN: 9780199555123
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 09/10/2008
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 416
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Stephen Orgel Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities, Stanford University
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 280 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x2x13 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2008

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