Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment
Laura Rattray, Editor
Emily J. Orlando, Contributing Author
Emily J. Orlando is a contributing author, “Crude Ascending the Staircase: Undine Spragg and the Armory Show,”.
Bringing together twelve leading Wharton scholars from Europe and North America, this volume offers the first ever collection of essays on Wharton’s 1913 tour de force, The Custom of the Country. Described as 'her greatest book' by Hermione Lee in her acclaimed 2007 biography of the writer, and listed by Wharton herself at the end of a long and prolific career as one of her own favourite works, The Custom of the Country arguably remains the author’s most complex and controversial novel. The contributions to this collection demonstrate the continuing evolution of Wharton scholarship within modern critical approaches. --Publisher description
Orlando, Emily J. “Crude Ascending the Staircase: Undine Spragg and the Armory Show,” In Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment, Ed. Laura Rattray London: Pickering and Chatto, 2010.
Rattray, Laura and Orlando, Emily J., "Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: A Reassessment" (2010). English Faculty Book Gallery. 3.