Join The Mount in Celebrating the Novel’s 100th Anniversary!DOWNLOAD THE ELEVENTH INSTALLMENT: November 1913/2013
This month’s contributor is Hildegard Hoeller, a writer, a professor of English at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and past president of the Edith Wharton Society.
“Even now, however, she was not always happy. She had everything she wanted, but she still felt, at times, that there were other things she might want if she knew about them.”
-So muses Undine Spragg, the ultimate social climber and the anti-heroine of Edith Wharton’s fifth novel, The Custom of the Country.
2013 marks the centennial of The Custom of the Country, and to celebrate The Mount is releasing an online serial, mirroring Scribner’s Magazine’s original installments. In addition to Wharton’s delightful prose, we include commentary from Wharton Scholars, Mount staff, and others giving context and definition to one of Wharton’s most debated works.