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Re: The Custom of the Country
Well, I'll just start with Harold Bloom's comment that although he considers The Custom of the Country "Wharton's strongest achievement," he confessed that he finds it "rather an unpleasant novel to reread." This, from one of the apostles of multiple readings. I did think it a wickedly dark novel. At times I thought it was a satire, and it certainly shows a black sense of humor (check out the last paragraph), but it also feels very sad. Most unusual.
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