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The Custom Of The Country Paperback – November 13, 2013
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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"A well-presented edition. Orgel's introduction is superior."--Marvin Magalaner, NYU
"An excellent edition, with just the right amount of apparatus." --Burton Raffel, University of Southwestern Louisiana
About the Author
Linda Wagner-Martin is Frank Borden Hanes Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the editor of The Portable Edith Wharton.
Top Customer Reviews
I think Undine was dangerous, personally. If I knew her, I would stay away from her as well as I could. But just look at the thoughts that this book brings out. Read it and join in the fun.
Other readers thought she was content by the end of the book, but I don't think Undine will ever be content, there will always be greener pastures...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting book, like reading. You can tell this was written in the past, the wording was articulate, enjoyed the book.Published 18 days ago by BarbaraJ358
Such a modern story, written more than 100 years ago. Edith Wharton has wonderful insight.Published 21 days ago by Malinda
I found this book difficult to finish. I usually always make ita point to finish. The characters seemed undeveloped. The story line was just not that interesting.Published 1 month ago by ALICE P. SMALLEY
Now this is what I call a novel! I'm still astonished by this character Undine. I will never forget her. Read morePublished 2 months ago by June
This is a plot that feels like it could be taken from today's news. Wharton's prose is such a pleasure to read that even while you are repelled by the actions of her protagonists... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Phoebe Avery
The adjectives Amazon suggests for a general review are ridiculous. The mood of the book is sharply tongue-in-cheek, and the tone is a balance of admiration and righteous... Read morePublished 3 months ago by E. C. Lamb