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Autor: Edith Wharton|
Publisher: Aziloth Books
Publisher date: 6/24/2014
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 26.93 MB
Description of the book "The Custom of the Country (Aziloth Books)":In 1862 Edith Wharton was born into New York's wealthy and extravagant Jones family (the inspiration for the phrase 'keeping up with the Joneses'). A gifted and prolific writer, Wharton won a Pulitzer Prize in 1921, and was nominated on three occasions for the Nobel Prize for literature.
Despite her upbringing among the elite, Edith Wharton became one of its most effective critics, eventually leaving the United States and spending the latter part of her life in France. In The Custom of the Country, she casts an acerbic and cynical eye over New York society at the turn of the century, noting PDF its mores and conventions with a special interest in the lives of those men and women who choose to flout the rules.
Wharton's writing intentionally destroys the literary conventions of her day, casting aside its sentimental view of the domesticated, passive female in favour of the four-times married Undine Spragg, an adventuress and social climber. Following Undine's unprincipled attempts to be accepted into 'Society' allows the author ample scope to ruthlessly dissect the hypocrisy and superficiality of the moneyed classes in early nineteenth century America.