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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 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.

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Synopsis:

Only in Pocket Books Enriched Classics will readers find: - A concise introduction that gives readers important background information- A chronology of the author's life and career- A timeline of significant events that provide the book's historical context- An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations- Detailed explanatory notes- Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work- Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction- A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience- Consistently readable text

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These novels played a unique and lasting role in the development of American literature, and each one remains a beloved and widely read work of fiction. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?arguably the great American novel. Ethan Frome?an enduring rural tragedy. And Moby-Dick or, The Whale?a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Now, Penguin Classics is proud to present these three novels in gorgeous graphic packages featuring cover art by some of the most talented illustrators working today.

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First published in 1918, My Ántonia is the unforgettable story of an immigrant womans life on the hardscrabble Nebraska plains. Together here withO Pioneers!, a classic American tale of pioneer life and the transformation of the frontier, this volume of Willa Cathers works captures a time, a place, and a spirit that are part of our national heritage.

About the Author

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was born in New York but made her home in France. In 1915 the French government gave her the cross of the Legion of Honor for her generous guidance and charity during the First World War. She published more than forty works in her lifetime, including The House of Mirth.

Elizabeth Ammons is professor of English and American studies at Tufts University. She edited the Penguin Classics edition of Wharto‛s Summer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437803
Subtitle:
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Introduction:
Ammons, Elizabeth
Notes by:
Ammons, Elizabeth
Introduction by:
Ammons, Elizabeth
Introduction:
Ammons, Elizabeth
Author:
Higginson Begley, Sarah
Author:
Cather, Willa
Author:
Grumbach, Doris
Author:
Brown, Jeffrey
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Author:
Ammons, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 128 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142437803 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Only in Pocket Books Enriched Classics will readers find: - A concise introduction that gives readers important background information- A chronology of the author's life and career- A timeline of significant events that provide the book's historical context- An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations- Detailed explanatory notes- Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work- Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction- A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience- Consistently readable text
"Synopsis" by ,
These novels played a unique and lasting role in the development of American literature, and each one remains a beloved and widely read work of fiction. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?arguably the great American novel. Ethan Frome?an enduring rural tragedy. And Moby-Dick or, The Whale?a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Now, Penguin Classics is proud to present these three novels in gorgeous graphic packages featuring cover art by some of the most talented illustrators working today.

"Synopsis" by , First published in 1918, My Ántonia is the unforgettable story of an immigrant womans life on the hardscrabble Nebraska plains. Together here withO Pioneers!, a classic American tale of pioneer life and the transformation of the frontier, this volume of Willa Cathers works captures a time, a place, and a spirit that are part of our national heritage.
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