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Ethan Frome (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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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.

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 Wharton\'s Summer.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140187366
Introduction:
Grumbach, Doris
Author:
Grumbach, Doris
Author:
Higginson Begley, Sarah
Author:
Begley, Sarah Higginson
Author:
Higginson, Sarah
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Author:
Ammons, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Rural poor
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Farm life -- New England -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
no. 196
Publication Date:
19940201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.78x5.18x.43 in. .34 lbs.

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