Ethan Frome - Collins Classics (Paperback)
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`He looked at her hair and longed to touch it again, and to tell her that it smelt of the woods; but he had never learned to say such things...'

One harsh winter in 1900s New England, Ethan Frome toils at his farm while struggling to maintain a bearable existence with his forbidding wife, Zeena. When Ethan takes Zeena's cousin, Mattie, home from a dance he is entranced: Mattie brings with her the possibility for happiness, and with that she quickly becomes a symbol of hope for Ethan.

First published in 1911, Ethan Frome is an intimate look at choices not made and lives not yet lived. Told through the eyes of a city outsider, this heartbreaking portrait of three lives haunted by thwarted dreams remains for many the most subtle and moving of Wharton's works.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008110543
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 90 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 10 mm


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`This love story has an emotional intensity made all the more poignant by the inarticulate reticence of Wharton's characters - a menage a trois consisting of Frome, his querulous wife and her young girl cousin. With quiet assurance, Wharton conveys passion, malaise and tragedy with memorable impact.' - Evening Standard

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“Very Good”

I do like this book and I would definitely recommend it. The only slight issue I have is that it ends too fast and not much really happens. It's like when you're telling something to a friend and you start... More

Paperback edition
16th March 2012
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“Bleak and Beautiful”

This short novel is Wharton's most loved work. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the harsh yet beautiful winter landscape. This is a sad story of lives unfulfilled but there is hope in this bleak tale.... More

Paperback edition
15th January 2010
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“Mesmerising”

I am completely and utterly in love with Edith Wharton! This is the second of her books that I have read in as many weeks and I don't know what kept me from her for so long.

Looking back through some of the... More

Paperback edition
19th October 2009
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