Ethan Frome

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OUP Oxford, Jun 4, 1998 - Fiction - 160 pages
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`It was not so much his great height that marked him ... it was the careless powerful look that he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain.' Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In the playing out of this short novel's powerful and engrossing drama, Edith Wharton constructed her least characteristic and most celebrated book. In its unyielding and shocking pessimism, its bleak demonstration of tragic waste, it is a masterpiece of psychological and emotional realism. In her introduction the distinguished critic Elaine Showalter discusses the background to the novel's composition and the reasons for its enduring success.

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A tragic love story with the perfect ending. - Goodreads
Great writing, dreadfully depressing story. - Goodreads
Wharton's prose is amazing and her plot is perfection. - Goodreads
Ick! Boring and terrible ending. - Goodreads
It was easy to read with beautiful imagery. - Goodreads
Dreadfully depressing story, but good writing. - Goodreads

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The titular character is a physical wreck of a man, but is impressively tall. He had a 'smash-up' twenty four years ago but still, according to all the locals, keeps his family provided for. In a ... Read full review

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“He seemed a part of the mute melancholy landscape, an incarnation of it's frozen woe, with all that was warm and sentient in him fast bound below the surface; but there was nothing nothing unfriendly ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Elaine Showalter is Professor of English at Princeton University.

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