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The Custom Of The Country

Author: Edith Wharton
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ISBN: 9781540714152
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Why buy our paperbacks? Unabridged (100% Original content) Printed in USA on High Quality Paper 30 Days Money Back Guarantee Standard Font size of 10 for all books Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping BEWARE OF LOW-QUALITY SELLERS Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. About The Custom Of The Country by Edith Wharton The Custom of the Country is a 1913 novel by Edith Wharton. It tells the story of Undine Spragg, a Midwestern girl who attempts to ascend in New York City society. The Spraggs, a family of midwesterners from the fictional city of Apex who have made money through somewhat shady financial dealings, arrive in New York City at the prompting of their beautiful, ambitious, but socially-naive daughter, Undine. She marries Ralph Marvell, a member of an old New York family that no longer enjoys significant wealth. Before her wedding, Undine encounters an acquaintance from Apex named Elmer Moffatt, a character with "a genuine disdain for religious piety and social cant", as the scholar Elaine Showalter observes. Undine begs him not to do anything that will endanger her wedding to Ralph. Elmer agrees.

Edith Wharton

Author: Eleanor Dwight
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810927957
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American writer Edith Wharton moved through many worlds -- from the "Old New York" of The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, and The Custom of the Country to the Newport of the Gilded Age to the wealthy and creative community at Lenox, Massachusetts. She knew the Italy of American and English expatriates, the salon life of Paris, and France during the Great War. Later she retreated to the French countryside, where she created wonderful houses and gardens that recaptured the ambience of an earlier age. In her writing, Wharton drew continually on her visual and descriptive gifts, interweaving her love of travel, art, architecture, interior design, and gardening with her sensitive, often ironic observations of human nature and the privileged social milieu she knew so well. This biography presents a visual feast -- of photographs, drawings, paintings, postcards, and letters, many never before published -- that captures the life of this extraordinary woman and the time in which she lived. For many years a teacher of literature at the New School for Social Research in New York City, Eleanor Dwight has contributed articles on gardens, travel, and literature to New York, House Beautiful, Harper's Bazaar, and other magazines, and she lectures frequently on the same subjects. She was curator for the 1994 exhibition "Edith Wharton: Glancing Backward", at the National Academy of Design in New York, and cocurator for the 1997-98 exhibition "Portraits of Peoples and Places in Edith Wharton's World" at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Three Novels Of New York

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101577320
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For the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton's birth: her three greatest novels in a couture-inspired deluxe edition featuring a new introduction by Jonathan Franzen. Born into a distinguished New York family, Edith Wharton chronicled the lives of the wealthy, the well born, and the nouveau riches in fiction that often hinges on the collision of personal passion and social convention. This volume brings together her best-loved novels, all set in New York. The House of Mirth is the story of Lily Bart, who needs a rich husband but refuses to marry without both love and money. The Custom of the Country follows the marriages and affairs of Undine Spragg, who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating. The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence concerns the passionate bond that develops between the newly engaged Newland Archer and his finacée's cousin, the Countess Olenska, new to New York and newly divorced. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Summer

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: GoodBook Classics
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A new Englander of humble origins, Charity Royall is swept into a torrid love affair with an artistically inclined young man from New York City, but her dreams of a future with him are thwarted. A bold, provocative work, 'Summer' was an immediate sensation when first published in 1917 and still stands as one of Wharton's greatest achievements. Quotes from the book: “...though she had not had the strength to shake off the spell that bound her to him she had lost all spontaneity of feeling, and seemed to herself to be passively awaiting a fate she could not avert.” “How I hate everything!” “She had always thought of love as something confused and furtive, and he made it as bright and open as the summer air.” Readers' reviews: “Simply stated and told, it is a novel of the awakening of a young, unsure, woman, Charity, who seems held back in attitude by her questionable roots.” (Maryalice, goodreads.com) “Wharton - one of my top top favorites - calls this short novel the "hot Ethan Frome" and that's exactly right: it's very similar to Frome, and very different from most of her novels, in many ways.” (Dale, goodreads.com) “I loved this book so much more than I thought I would! It has all of the compelling romance and drama that one would expect from a short novella about the sexual coming-of-age of a young woman in a small New England town and, admittedly, that's what kept me turning the pages.” (Jenny Blounts, goodreads.com)

Edith Wharton At Home

Author: Richard Guy Wilson
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ISBN: 1580933289
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"At once a leader and a recorder of the glamorous Gilded Age society, Edith Wharton is at the pinnacle of American literature and social history. The Mount, her summer "cottage" in the Berkshires, was essential to her success, filled with gatherings of literary figures and artists, and this book documents the story of her life there"--

Delphi Complete Works Of Edith Wharton Illustrated

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1908909323
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton created a diverse body of works, featuring innovative novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, demonstrating her inimitable wit and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the unique opportunity of exploring Edith Wharton’s complete works for the first time in publishing history. (Version 4) Features: * illustrated with many images relating to Wharton’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels, novellas and other works * ALL 18 novels, each with contents tables * INCLUDES the rare first novel FAST AND LOOSE, which Wharton wrote aged 14 – first time in digital print * EVEN contains the Wharton’s unfinished novel THE BUCCANEERS, available nowhere else * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * ALL 12 short story collections, with RARE uncollected tales available nowhere else * separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories – find that special story easily! * the war novella THE MARNE, first time in digital print * EVEN includes Wharton’s rare non-fiction texts, including THE DECORATION OF HOUSES, her groundbreaking manual on interior design – fully illustrated * ALSO includes Wharton’s European and African travel books, with numerous original illustrations * includes Wharton’s play THE JOY OF LIVING, translated from German * features the complete poetry with rare poems available for the first time in digital print * also includes Wharton autobiography A BACKWARD GLANCE – explore her amazing literary life * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Wharton’s immense oeuvre Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels Fast And Loose The Valley Of Decision Sanctuary The House of Mirth The fruit of THE TREE Ethan Frome The Reef The custom of the country Summer The age of innocence The glimpses of the moon A son at the front The mother’s recompense Twilight sleep The Children Hudson River Bracketed The Gods Arrive The Buccaneers The Novellas The Touchstone Madame de treymes The marne Old new york False dawn The old maid The spark New year’s day The Short Story Collections The Greater Inclination Crucial Instances The descent of man and other stories The hermit and the wild woman and stories Tales of men and ghosts Uncollected early short stories Xingu and other stories Here and beyond Certain people Human nature The world over Ghosts The Short Stories List of stories in chronological order List of stories in alphabetical order The Play The Joy Of Living The Poetry Artemis to Actaeon and other verses Uncollected poetry Alphabetical list of poems The Non-Fiction THE DECORATION OF HOUSES Italian villas and their gardens Italian Backgrounds A Motor-Flight Through France France, From Dunkerque To Belfort French ways and their meaning In Morocco The Writing Of Fiction The Biography A Backward Glance Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles