The Custom of the Country by Linda Wagner-Martin, Edith Wharton

The Custom of the Country

Linda Wagner-Martin, Edith Wharton

fiction classics challenging reflective medium-paced

370 pages | first published 1913

Description

Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton's second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wha...

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challenging 50%
dark 50%
funny 50%
adventurous 25%
reflective 25%

Pace

medium 75%
slow 25%

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Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

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