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First published in 1911, Ethan Frome is widely regarded as Edith Wharton's most revealing novel and her finest achievement in fiction. Set in the bleak, barren winter landscape of New England, it is the tragic tale of a simple man, bound to the demands of his farm and his tyrannical, sickly wife, Zeena, and driven by his star-crossed love for Zeena's young cousin, Mattie Silver. "In its spare, chilling creation of rural isolation, hardscrabble poverty and wintry landscape," writes Alfred Kazin in his afterword, "Ethan Frome overwhelms the reader as a drama of irresistible necessity." An exemplary work of literary realism in setting and character, Ethan Frome stands as one of the great classics of twentieth-century American literature.
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Full title ethan frome
Author wharton edith
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auth_author2 Brick, Scott., Guidall, George., Hébert, C. M.
author Edith Wharton
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display_description Edith Wharton's most widely read work is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village.

This brilliantly wrought, tragic novella explores the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the elevated social milieu usually inhabited by Wharton's characters. Ethan Frome is a poor farmer, trapped in a marriage to a demanding and controlling wife, Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie enters their household she opens a window of hope in Ethan's bleak life, but his wife's reaction prompts a desperate attempt to escape fate that goes horribly wrong. Ethan Frome is an unforgettable story with the force of myth, featuring realistic and haunting characters as vivid as any Wharton ever conjured.
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subject_facet Accident victims -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Berkshire Hills (Mass.) -- Fiction, Despair -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Farm life -- Fiction, Farm life -- New England -- Fiction, Frome, Ethan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Large type books, Love stories, Married people -- Fiction, Married people -- New England -- Fiction, Massachusetts -- Fiction, New England -- Fiction, New England -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Rural poor -- Fiction, Rural poor -- New England -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
title_display Ethan Frome
title_full Ethan Frome, Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton ; introduction by Doris Grumbach ; notes and suggestions for further reading by Sarah Higginson Begley, Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton ; with a foreword by Anita Shreve, Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton ; with an afterword by Alfred Kazin, Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton ; with an introduction by Cynthia Griffin Wolff, Ethan Frome [(text) large print] / Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome [electronic resource] / Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome [electronic resource] / by Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome [sound recording] / Edith Wharton
title_short Ethan Frome
topic_facet Accident victims, Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Despair, Domestic fiction, Farm life, Fiction, Frome, Ethan (Fictitious character), Historical Fiction, Interpersonal relations, Large type books, Literature, Married people, Romance, Rural poor, Social life and customs, Triangles (Interpersonal relations)