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Ethan Frome Full Text

  • In the fictional New England town of Starkfield, an unnamed narrator is forced to stay at the home of Ethan Frome during a winter storm. He relates his encounter with Frome, "the most striking figure in Starkfield, he was but the ruin of a man, with a careless powerful look - in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain"....

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1911
  • 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...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2000
  • Classic story of wasted lives, set against a bleak New England background. Superbly delineated characters in a hauntingly grim tale of thwarted love. Considered by many to be Wharton's masterpiece.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zenia, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver.In her introduction the distinguished critic Elaine Showalter discusses the background to the novel's composition and the reasons for its enduring success.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 1998
  • This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ***************. Ethan Frome is a novel that was released in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in turn-of-the-century New England in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film in 1993....

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2008
  • One of Wharton?s most popular works during her lifetime, Ethan Frome is another tragedy. Its locale is a fictional New England town, and its structure features a first-person framework (first and last chapter) around a lengthy flashback, as an unnamed narrator tells Frome?s story. Frome, now ?a ruin of a man? and once a man of ambition, was injured...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2014
  • 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...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2005
  • 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...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2012
  • Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. An entrancing but sad story of a poverty-stricken Massachusetts...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2014
  • 'He seemed a part of the mute melancholy landscape, an incarnation of its frozen woe, with all that was warm and sentient in him fast bound below the surface' Ethan 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...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2012