Ethan Frome - Collins Classics (Paperback)Edith Wharton (author)
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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
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 90 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 10 mm
`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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