Custom of the Country

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Release date: 2019-09-10

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The Modern Library Torchbearers series features women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance. With an introduction by Jia Tolentino Ambitious and wholeheartedly materialistic, Undine Spragg is a beautiful heiress who sees men as a means to an end. New York millionaires and French aristocrats fall at her feet, but each conquest is merely a stepping-stone in Undine's quest for power and positionand in her elusive search for happiness. A biting satire from one of America's greatest writers, The Custom of the Country features an antiheroine as compelling and driven as Scarlett O'Hara, a sharp-eyed critique of the marriage market and its objectification of women, and a knowing send-up of Gilded Age snobbery. The Modern Library Torchbearers series features women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance: AMERICAN INDIAN STORIES *;THE AWAKENING *; THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY *;THE HEADS OF CERBERUS *; LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET *;LOVE, ANGER, MADNESS *;PASSING *;THE TRANSFORMATION OF PHILIP JETTAN *;VILLETTE

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Modern Library

Type: EPub

Pages: 416

ISBN: 9780593133101

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Modern Library

Type: EPub

Pages: 416

ISBN: 9780593133101

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