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Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction - Edith Wharton, Mary Gordon
Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction
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On a bleak New England farm, a taciturn young man has resigned himself to a life of grim endurance. Bound by circumstance to a woman he cannot love, Ethan Frome is haunted by a past of lost possibilities until his wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives and he is tempted to make one final,... show more
On a bleak New England farm, a taciturn young man has resigned himself to a life of grim endurance. Bound by circumstance to a woman he cannot love, Ethan Frome is haunted by a past of lost possibilities until his wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives and he is tempted to make one final, desperate effort to escape his fate. In language that is spare, passionate, and enduring, Edith Wharton tells this unforgettable story of two tragic lovers overwhelmed by the unrelenting forces of conscience and necessity.Included with Ethan Frome are the novella The Touchstone and three short stories, “The Last Asset,” “The Other Two,” and “Xingu.” Together, this collection offers a survey of the extraordinary range and power of one of America’s finest writers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553212556 (0553212559)
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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4.0 Review of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
I enjoyed Age of Innocence so much that I jumped into Ethan Frome as soon as I finished. Frome is a shorter novel that again looks at a married man who is desperately in love with a woman other than his wife. This story has the main character in a loveless marriage with the family living as poor f...
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