Ethan Frome

Written by Edith Wharton

Published in

About "Ethan Frome"

The classic novel of despair, forbidden emotions, and sexual undercurrents set against the austere New England countrysideEthan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena'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. Different in both tone and theme from Wharton's other works, Ethan Frome has become perhaps her most enduring and most widely read book.


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  • Classics
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • School
  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • American
  • Novels
  • High School
  • Classic Literature
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ISBN9780142437803pages99publisherPenguin Classicsseriessettings
  • Starkfiel
  • assachusetts (United States)
  • New England (United States)
  • Massachusetts (United States)
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