Paperback The custom of the country / Edith Wharton.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Portland : Mint Editions,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781513270616 (pbk.) :
Undine Spragg is a beautiful and ambitious, yet vain and socially dense young woman with dreams of marrying a rich man. Hoping for a life of prominence and luxury, Undine convinces her family to relocate to New York. The Spragg family, who have a earned their modest wealth from shady practices, are happy to accommodate Undine's request. When Undine meets Ralph Marvell, an aspiring poet from a family of old New York high society, she is determined to become his wife. After a brief courtship, she gets her wish, however, Undine soon realises that she is still unsatisfied. Though Ralph is a good husband - kind and doting, he does not have the money to support her extravagant lifestyle. While his family enjoys an elevated social status, it is mainly just reminiscent on a prior generation's wealth; Ralph's family does not possess a significant amount of money.
348 pages ; 21 cm