Ethan Frome

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Open Road Media, May 26, 2015 - Fiction - 77 pages
One of literature’s keenest social critics, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edith Wharton weaves a tragic small-town tale of epic proportions in this masterful novella

Physically disfigured and trapped in a loveless marriage to a sickly older woman, Ethan Frome is a broken man. He lives a desolate, impoverished life in the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, bound by an unassailable sense of duty. But long ago, Ethan dreamed of something beyond his bleak and tedious New England existence. Once, he had dared to have hope for the future.

Ethan Frome tells the wrenching story of a love destined not to be and a man mired in his own private hell.

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Louis Auchincloss, a favorite of mine, thought very highly of Edith Wharton, and wrote a short biography. They were from the same world, though separated by a couple of generations. I found this ... Read full review

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I reread this because I read it in high school and HATED it. It is a big ball of misery - I wanted to read it again, partially because I wanted to see if knowing how depressing it is going into it ... Read full review


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Edith Wharton (1862–1937) published more than forty books during her lifetime, including the classic Gilded Age society novels Ethan FromeThe House of Mirth, and The Age of Innocence, for which she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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