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The first time I tried to read this book, I couldn't get past the first couple of pages.
Although I have read Wharton's major novels, this an exceptional one because of the spectacular character of Undine and the quality of writing.
CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY provides a revealing glimpse into the workings of the upper society circles of New York before the Great War.
This is a very good study of someone whois never satisfied with what she has. As the Bible says, "a lover of silver will never be satisfied with silver, nor a lover of... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was my first Edith Wharton book, and the lady certainly could write. This is somewhat of a saga and follows the social climbing exploits of an excessively spoiled young woman,... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Gettysburg Girl
Wharton drives Undine and her lovers like a modern cow rancher. There are gates, stalls, rails and s***, lots of s***. It's hard for the characters to breathe, to have humanity. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jesse P. Kraai
The amazing thing about Edith Wharton is that she not only produced excellent novels but she produced such realistic characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Booklover!
Could not even finish this book. I hated the main character. Didn't care what happened to her.
Worst book I have ever attempted to read. Read more