The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton, Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Horror, Literary (Hardcover)
"Edith Wharton's finest achievement." -- Elizabeth Hardwick
The Custom of the Country may well be have been the lynchpin that made Edith Wharton's career become the phenomenon that comes so easily to memory across so many decades. Oh, it's of a cloth with all her work -- there's no mistaking that a page of her writing came from her and not someone else -- but on a certain level, this novel is a mean book, and the meanness is warranted.