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by Edith Wharton

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Edith Wharton
Thorndike Press; 1 edition (January 2, 2002)
United States
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It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993.

It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel is framed by the literary device of an extended flashback. The prologue, which is neither named as such nor numbered, opens with an unnamed male narrator spending a winter in Starkfield while in the area on business

Release Date: February 4, 2010 Last Updated: March 8, 2018. I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. If you know Starkfield, Massachusetts, you know the post-office. I waited a moment for an answer that did not come; then I said: If you'd like to look the book through I'd be glad to leave it with you.

This novella is different from the kind of books Wharton usually wrote involving the upper classes from which she came. Ethan Frome begins with an Engineer who is temporarily staying in a small town in Massachusetts. He becomes interested in the only character that stands out in the town of friendly simple people. The narrator gathers bits and pieces of the story from reticent townspeople and then when a snowstorm hits, he spends the night with Frome and his family.

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte. The novel was published in 1911, set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, whose naming is a subtle overture to the book's mood. Featured in our collection of 25 Great American Novels. It is likely that the accident in the story is based on a real life incident that occurred in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1904 when five children were killed when they crashed into a lamppost while sliding down Courthouse Hill.

Ethan Frome is tired of looking after his sick wife, Zeena, who complains incessantly. His wife's cousin Mattie, on the other hand, is cheerful and healthy, and she wears a becoming cherry-colored scarf to the local dances. She has been living with the Fromes to help around the house, and she and Ethan have fallen in love. They are careful never to show their feelings for each other, but Zeena grows suspicious and decides to send Mattie away.

Young Ethan Frome walked at a quick pace along the deserted street, past the bank and Michael Eady's new brick store and Lawyer Varnum's house with the two black Norway spruces at the gate

Young Ethan Frome walked at a quick pace along the deserted street, past the bank and Michael Eady's new brick store and Lawyer Varnum's house with the two black Norway spruces at the gate. Opposite the Varnum gate, where the road fell away toward the Corbury valley, the church reared its slim white steeple and narrow peristyle. Denis Eady was the son of Michael Eady, the ambitious Irish grocer, whose suppleness and effrontery had given Starkfield its first notion of "smart" business methods, and whose new brick store testified to the success of the attempt.

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The "frame" is The Narrator's vision of the tragedy that befalls Ethan Frome. The frame story takes place nearly twenty years after the events of the main story and is written in first person, revealing the thoughts and feelings of The Narrator. The main story, which describes the three and a half days before and including Ethan and Mattie's sledding accident, is written in third person - an omniscient narration that allows Wharton.

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.

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  • This is a wonderfully depressing story about a romantic love that couldn't be. While I found it somewhat laborious, I am glad I read it and at just under 100 pages, it did not take too long to read it. The story is cleverly written, although those seeking a breezy read will be somewhat disappointed. That said, anyone who has suffered in romance will find this alluring.

  • This novel was required reading in my high school back in the 1960's. I'm glad, because it was, and still is, one of my very favorite books of all time and I am a well read person (Note: my license plate reads B1G READ). Back in high school, I wanted to name my son, if I had one, Ethan. (I had three, but, unfortunately, they were all named names starting with "M". I regret that!)

    "Ethan Frome" is a great advisory tale of what might happen when you do not listen to your heart and follow it.

  • Perhaps like many readers, my first introduction to Edith Wharton was through this work in a school setting. At the time, I was instantly struck by how good it was, especially considering its diminutive size. In fact, I decided to try another helping, The House of Mirth, which I enjoyed as well, although without the same intensity. For various reasons, years after my first encounter with Wharton, I decided to give Ethan Frome a second read. I am not sorry in the slightest for having done so, for this work is marvelous.

    Ethan Frome is considered by many critics to be Wharton's finest work, although the rural setting and length is atypical of her output. She wrote the work in a determined effort to take a setting she felt was overly sentimentalized by her fellow female authors and strip the location of cozy `samplerism'. In this she has succeeded, for the landscape Wharton paints is uncomfortably stark. In the town of Starkfield, a young farmer, Ethan, shackled to a neurotic parasite of a wife, Zenobia, must choose between remaining faithful to his wife or succumbing to the agreeable attentions of the new servant, a distant relative of his wife's. As a conservative and religious man, I am usually unsympathetic to literary arguments against middle-class marital propriety, but Wharton has created such a monstrous witch in the character of Zenobia, and made the charming Mattie so thoroughly sweet, if not particularly skilled, that one can hardly blame Ethan for wavering, although acknowledging that his contemplation of abandoning Zeena and escaping West with Mattie is self-centered. The central plot is cushioned by a frame story set many years after a terrible accident Ethan suffers near the end of the work, in which an educated engineer, trapped by rough weather, stays with an aged, embittered Ethan at his decrepit farmstead. The exact details of this accident and its horrific aftermath are only revealed in the latter bookend of the frame story that closes this riveting tale of jealousy, illness, inertia, and constraint. The portraiture of the landscape and the psychology of three of its inhabitants is exquisitely rendered; Wharton knows her stuff.

    Wordsworth Classics never fails to produce editions of the highest possible quality, and at vastly affordable prices. This edition, with a fairly strong introduction by Pamela Knights, a professor at the institution where I took my master's degree, reproduces the `asterisk clouds' and chapter separations found in the original release and often deleted in modern reprintings of the novella. The cover art is excellently suited to the contents, the back cover material is well written and accurate, and the scholarly notes at the end are helpful without becoming pedantic. Hats off to one of my favorite publishers for another job well done!

    I recommend this book to those who enjoy pastoral and anti-pastoral, as there are arguments for this book belonging to both camps. Wharton fans, American literature buffs, appreciators of realism, and readers with shorter attention spans would also be encouraged to pick up Ethan Frome and hole up alongside of Ethan, Zeena, and Mattie in their claustrophobic farmhouse.

  • I hadn't read Edith Wharton for some time, so I was happy to find this Kindle offering. Just made my purchase & I note that there is a CLEAR INDEX in the front; it is very easy to navigate and looks just like the side illustration (the one next to the cover pic). For 99 cents, this is a true bargain; many stories here! I'm glad to have Ms. Wharton on my Kindle; it feels just like meeting an old friend again!

  • This review reflects the accuracy of the listing and not the story itself. The listing picture shows a beautifully bound, blue linen text with gold embossed title and small emblem on the cover. What I received however was nothing I would want to display in a home collection. It was an ENORMOUS old library book, in poor condition, with extremely large print unsuitable for carrying in one's purse or briefcase to read anywhere other than home. It was closer to the size of a briefcase itself, in fact. Be aware that you very well may not get the collectors item you think you are paying for. That said, if you have rather poor eyesight and are in need of extremely large type, this would be a very suitable book.

  • THIS BOOK! I can't even fully describe in a review my feelings on this book because they are so intense that i would probably exceed the word limit.
    I read this book in high school and it is truly so beautiful and well written that when certain things transpired i quite literally threw my book at a wall and broke it in half because of my sheer fury at Edith Wharton who obviously wanted me to feel like a black pit of despair.

    PRO's :
    This book will change you as a person.
    The book is so well written that it will make you a better writer just by having read it.
    Edith Wharton knows how to write an amazing unconventional love story that you will feel so vividly that you will think you are one of the characters.
    This is probably one of the greatest books ever written

    SPOILER: (it might not have the happiest of endings)
    This book will make you think that you are skipping around in a beautiful field of daises of joy and laughter and wonderment heading towards happily ever after highway - then out of nowhere because WE LIVE IN A CRUEL CRUEL WORLD you will realize that you are NOT headed to happily ever highway but actually to the darkest pit of despair and agony and horrific pain that you will wonder why did you ever want to read this book in the first place? You will wonder if your whole life is a LIE because nothing ever turns out as it seems.
    When you are done reading this book you will probably need a glass of wine, or a sedative, or a marathon of your favorite comedy tv show because you will feel like a dark cloud of torment and woe sits over you mocking your once faith in humanity and literature.
    You will never again trust any book as "safe" because as dear old Edith has taught us, writers love your misery.

    So overall i would highly recommend this book