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Bilingual book group; "The Custom of the Country" By Edith Wharton

  • 13 May 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • WICE Office - 10 rue Tiphaine - 75015 Paris
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  • Free for WICE Members

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Friday, 13th May

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free to WICE members


"The Custom of the Country" by Edith Wharton

A brief summary of this great novel:
Edith Wharton s lacerating satire on marriage and materialism in turn-of-the-century New York features her most selfish, ruthless, and irresistibly outrageous female character.
Undine Spragg is an exquisitely beautiful but ferociously acquisitive young woman from the Midwest who comes to New York to seek her fortune. She achieves her social ambitions but only at the highest cost to her family, her admirers, and her several husbands. Wharton lavished on Undine an imaginative energy that suggests she was as fascinated as she was appalled by the alluring monster she had created. It is the complexity of her attitude that makes "The Custom of the Country" with its rich social and emotional detail and its headlong narrative power one of the most fully realized and resonant of her works.

Instructor: This meeting of the WICE Bilingual Book Group will be led by Dijana Vrban
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