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"First published in 1913 and regarded by many critics as her most substantial novel, The Custom of the Country is Edith Wharton's powerful saga about the beautiful, ruthless Undine Spragg. A woman of extraordinary ambition and exuberant vitality, Undine is consigned by virtue of her sex to the shadow world of the drawing room and boudoir. Marriage remains the one institution through which she can exercise her will as she entrances man after man, marrying...
Young Manhattanite Sylvia Mortimer can't help noticing that her friends "put almost as much effort into losing husbands as they once did into finding them." Lauren, the most recent to discard hers, has just had a champagne-fueled divorce party. Although Sylvia is the blissful newlywed of the pack, her husband has started spending weeks away in Paris without her, and has hired a sleek temptress as his assistant. While Lauren happily changes boyfriends...
The delicious New York Times bestselling follow up to Bergdorf Blondes, a chic and witty tale of marriage, friendship, and divorce, that moves from New York to London, the Alps to Moscow, now back in print in a gorgeous, eye-catching package. Newly married Sylvie Mortimer has found bliss with her Divine New Husband, Hunter. But her perfect Town & Country life is about to be rocked by a divine and dangerous predator-her new friend, the very rich,...
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