December Dinner & Discussion:The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

  • December 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM

For December we will be reading, "The Custom of the Country" by Edith Wharton.

This book is free on Kindle.

The Custom of the Country (1913) is a cutting commentary on America’s nouveaux riches, their upward-yearning aspirations and their eventual downfalls. Through her heroine, the beautiful and ruthless Undine Spragg, a spoiled heiress who looks to her next materialistic triumph as her latest conquest throws himself at her feet, Edith Wharton presents a startling, satiric vision of social behavior in all its greedy glory. As Undine moves from America’s heartland to Manhattan, and then to Paris, Wharton’s critical eye leaves no social class unscathed.


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  • Teerna C.

    just saw the mesg on the rsvp. some friends decided to show up in DC last min, and will need to back out of this book meeting. sorry!

    December 17, 2013

    • Jessica

      Thank you for letting me know.

      December 18, 2013

  • Suzanne M

    I didn't get far into the book so afraid I must decline this time. See you next time. Enjoy!

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am still reading the book so I will not join you tomorrow night. :(
    Next year!

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Jessica

    Please update your RSVP by 5:00pm tonight (Tuesday the 17th) for tomorrow nights Meetup for "The Custom of the Country" at Kushi. The restaurant will charge my card if we do not give them an accurate head count. RSVP if you haven't or update your RSVP if you cannot make it.

    December 17, 2013

  • Lisa

    I'm coming but I won't be eating so I don't know if they will want to count me or not.

    December 16, 2013

    • Jessica

      They will count everyone.

      December 16, 2013

  • Marilyn S

    Loved the book - it was a great choice. Sorry to miss due to a family birthday.

    December 15, 2013

  • Alisa G.

    I am reading the book but my daughter has her last skating class that night so I can't make it. See you in January.

    December 10, 2013

  • Jessica

    To accommodate the restaurant I had to give my credit card information. They will charge me if we have no shows. If you cannot make it you must update your RSVP as soon as possible. I will double check with the attendees 24 hours before the meet up to make sure everyone can still make it.

    December 1, 2013

  • Suzanne M

    Love this book. Delighted to attend. Good pick!

    November 22, 2013

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