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Ethan Frome and Selected Stories

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ISBN-10: 1593080905

ISBN-13: 9781593080907

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edith Wharton, Kent Ljungquist, Kent Ljungquist

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One of Edith Wharton’s few works of fiction that takes place outside of an urban, upper-class setting,Ethan Fromedraws upon the bleak, barren landscape of rural New England. A poor farmer, Ethan finds himself stuck in a miserable marriage to Zeenie, a sickly, tyrannical woman, until he falls in love with her visiting cousin, the vivacious Mattie Silver. As Mattie is forced to leave his household, Frome steals one last afternoon with her—one that culminates in a ruinous sled ride with unspeakably tragic results. Unhappily married herself,Edith Whartonprojected her dark views of love onto people far removed from her social class inEthan Frome. Her sensitivity to natural beauty and human…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Publisher: Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Edith Wharton was a woman of extreme contrasts; brought up to be a leisured aristocrat, she was also dedicated to her career as a writer. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today. As a child, Wharton found refuge from the demands of her mother's social world in her father's library and in making up stories. Her marriage at age 23 to Edward ("Teddy") Wharton seemed to confirm her place in the conventional role of wealthy society woman, but she became increasingly dissatisfied with the…