Granite Fiction Club

Cover of Custom of the Country

Meets the SECOND Tuesday of Every Month from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

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March's Pick is Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

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, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior décor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine's marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted.

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

536 Granite Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
The Custom of the Country: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Edith Wharton, Sofia Coppola (Foreword by), Sarah Blackwood (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Edith Wharton, Sofia Coppola (Foreword by), Sarah Blackwood (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143137214
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - November 15th, 2022