The Custom of the Country


Edith Wharton

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The Custom of the Country Symbols

The Stentorian

The Stentorian is the hotel in New York City where Undine Spragg stays with her family, and it represents the start of Undine’s journey to climb the social ladder. The hotel simultaneously represents the glamor…

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Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue is a luxurious area of New York City that, for Undine Spragg, acts as a metaphor for the cream of New York society, since it’s the physical location where many of the wealthiest…

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Apex City (which is usually just called “Apex”) is a fictional town in the Midwestern United States that represents how the middle of the country differs from the coasts. As the hometown of Undine Spragg

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