Indiana Frusk is Undine Spragg’s old friend and rival from back when they both lived in Apex. Although Indiana lived in Undine’s shadow during their younger days, even marrying a man that Undine had already cast off, Indiana leapfrogs to a higher social position when she marries Representative James J. Rolliver. Indiana highlights the volatile nature of social status and how success or failure in one part of life doesn’t necessarily guarantee the same results later.
Indiana Frusk Quotes in The Custom of the Country
The The Custom of the Country quotes below are all either spoken by Indiana Frusk or refer to Indiana Frusk. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Chapter 24 Quotes
“If you’d only had the sense to come straight to me, Undine Spragg!
There isn’t a tip I couldn’t have given you—not one!”
Indiana Frusk Character Timeline in The Custom of the Country
The timeline below shows where the character Indiana Frusk appears in The Custom of the Country. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Midwestern boarding school as Undine. They were rivals in school (along with another girl named Indiana Frusk ). Eventually, Mabel moved back to New York and married a stockbroker named Harry Lipscomb. (full context)
...trip all to Elmer. They walk more, and Elmer mentions some Apex gossip about how Indiana Frusk got Representative James J. Rolliver to abandon his family for her. Undine marvels at this,... (full context)