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Ethan Frome - Elizabeth Ammons, Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome
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Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenie’s vivacious cousin enters their household as a “hired girl,” Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for... show more
Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenie’s vivacious cousin enters their household as a “hired girl,” Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent. In one of American fiction’s finest and most intense narratives, Edith Wharton moves this ill-starred trio toward their tragic destinies. Different in both tone and theme from Wharton’s other works, Ethan Frome has become perhaps her most enduring and most widely read novel. Updated with a new introduction
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142437803 (0142437808)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
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3.0 Review | Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Set against a bleak New England background, the novel tells of Frome, his ailing wife Zeena and her companion Mattie Silver, superbly delineating the characters of each as they are drawn relentlessly into a deep-rooted domestic struggle.Burdened by poverty and spiritually dulled by a loveless marria...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Ethan Frome
I'm not an Edith Wharton fan, but I enjoyed this. Nice ending.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Ethan Frome
I'm not an Edith Wharton fan, but I enjoyed this. Nice ending.
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
4.0 Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
I thought I knew how this book was going to end — tragically, of course, but I didn't know that Wharton would add an extra punch that hit me sideways and prevented the novel from being a typical tragic love story. At first I was only mildly impressed by the story and the characters, but that unexpec...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
4.0
In exquisitely beautiful language, Wharton constructs an austere, desperately sad rural love story. Ethan's aesthetic and ethical sensibilities let in a little light in this dark work.
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