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Ethan Frome & Summer

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Publisher Comments:

This edition presents Wharton's two most controversial stories, which she considered inseperable, in one volume for the first time. Set in frigid New England, both deal with sexual awakening and appetite and their devastating consequences. This text includes newly commissioned notes.

Synopsis:

This book features two of Wharton's most famous novels — "Ethan Frome and Summer" — both set in dark, rigid New England far from Wharton's socialite New York.

Ethan Frome is the story of a young man, trapped in an unfulfilling marriage to an ailing older woman. Yearning for his wife's orphaned cousin who has come to live on his isolated farm, Ethan Frome learns the power of local convention to smother the growth of an individual.

Summer, Wharton's most daringly erotic novel, tells of Charity Royall, bored in a small New England town until she meets visiting architect Lucius Harney. A story about love, desire, and blooming adulthood, it is a study of society, nature, and human needs.

About the Author

Elizabeth Strout is the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction for her novel Amy and Isabelle. She lives in New York City and teaches literature and writing at Manhattan Community College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757280
Introduction:
Strout, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Strout, Elizabeth
Introduction:
Strout, Elizabeth
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Author:
Strout, Elizabeth
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Rural poor
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Guardian and ward
Subject:
Berkshire Hills
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.99x5.14x.69 in. .54 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Modern Library - English 9780375757280 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book features two of Wharton's most famous novels — "Ethan Frome and Summer" — both set in dark, rigid New England far from Wharton's socialite New York.

Ethan Frome is the story of a young man, trapped in an unfulfilling marriage to an ailing older woman. Yearning for his wife's orphaned cousin who has come to live on his isolated farm, Ethan Frome learns the power of local convention to smother the growth of an individual.

Summer, Wharton's most daringly erotic novel, tells of Charity Royall, bored in a small New England town until she meets visiting architect Lucius Harney. A story about love, desire, and blooming adulthood, it is a study of society, nature, and human needs.

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