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Everyman's Library #312: Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters

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These three brilliantly wrought, tragic novellas explore the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the social milieu usually inhabited by Edith Wharton's characters.

 

Ethan Frome is one of Wharton's most famous works; it is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village. Summer, also set in rural New England, is often considered a companion to Ethan Frome-Wharton herself called it “the hot Ethan”-in its portrayal of a young woman's sexual and social awakening. Bunner Sisters takes place in the narrow, dusty streets of late nineteenth-century New York City, where the constrained but peaceful lives of two spinster shopkeepers are shattered when they meet a man who becomes the unworthy focus of all their pent-up hopes.

 

All three of these novellas feature realistic and haunting characters as vivid as any Wharton ever conjured, and together they provide a superb introduction to the shorter fiction of one of our greatest writers.

About the Author

Edith Wharton was born into a privileged New York family in 1862 and died in France in 1937. In addition to her works as a novelist, most famously The House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence, The Custom of the Country, and Ethan Frome, she also was a renowned interior designer, and was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307268259
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Introduction by:
Lee, Hermione
Introduction:
Lee, Hermione
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Author:
Lee, Hermione
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Everyman's Library
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
312
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.26x5.08x1.09 in. 1.15 lbs.

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