Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

Book - 2008
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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 leastcharacteristic 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.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008]
ISBN: 9780199538096
0199538093
Branch Call Number: FICTION 2008
Characteristics: xxxiii, 122 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Showalter, Elaine

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