Can you give me a summary and analysis of The Custom of the Country, by Edith Wharton?

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In The Custom of the Country, Undine Spragg comes from Apex City, Kansas, but she moves with her family to New York. It's a story about a young woman and her efforts to climb the social ladders she sees in front of her. Undine is always after more. Once she lays claim on a person, she almost immediately sees something in someone else and wants to be with that person. In all, one of her husbands commits suicide over her and she ends up being married to the person that she left at the beginning of the novel.

I have included links below to what information Enotes has on this book. It is relatively impossible to give an analysis of the book in the tiny space allotted. See the links below for further information about The Custom of the Country.