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Ethan Frome (Signet Classics)

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Long considered one of Wharton's greatest works, this classic novel is a sharply-etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a 19th-century New England village. Written with stark simplicity, "Ethan Frome" centers on the power of local convention to smother the growth of the individual. Includes new Introduction by Anita Shreve.

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A marked departure from Edith Wharton's usual ironic contemplation of the fashionable New York society to which she herself belonged, Ethan Frome is a sharply etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a nineteenth-century New England village. The protagonist, Ethan Frome, is a man tormented by a passionate love for his ailing wife's young cousin. Trapped by the bonds of marriage and the fear of public condemnation, he is ultimately destroyed by that which offers him the greatest chance at happiness.

Like The House of Mirth and many of Edith Wharton's other novels, Ethan Frome centers on the power of local convention to smother the growth of the individual. Written with stark simplicity, this powerful and tragic novel has long been considered one of Wharton's greatest works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451527660
Introduction:
Shreve, Anita
Author:
Shreve, Anita
Author:
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Rural poor
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
105-311
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.74x4.26x.50 in. .19 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Signet Book - English 9780451527660 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A marked departure from Edith Wharton's usual ironic contemplation of the fashionable New York society to which she herself belonged, Ethan Frome is a sharply etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a nineteenth-century New England village. The protagonist, Ethan Frome, is a man tormented by a passionate love for his ailing wife's young cousin. Trapped by the bonds of marriage and the fear of public condemnation, he is ultimately destroyed by that which offers him the greatest chance at happiness.

Like The House of Mirth and many of Edith Wharton's other novels, Ethan Frome centers on the power of local convention to smother the growth of the individual. Written with stark simplicity, this powerful and tragic novel has long been considered one of Wharton's greatest works.

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