The Custom Of The Country Pdf
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. Edith Wharton said the title of the novel came from a play by English playwrights John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, entitled The Custom of the Country, in which the term ‘custom’ referred to droit du seigneur the “claim of the ruler” to a subordinate female’s maidenhead. The title has been suggested as coming from Montaigne’s essay “On Husbanding Your Will”.
The Custom Of The Country Summary
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 a 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.
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Name Of the Novel: The Custom Of The Country
Author: Edith Wharton
Country: United States
Publication date: 1913
Book Type: Pdf / ePub
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