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Ethan Frome - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
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Ethan Frome - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 05/03/2000
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With an Introduction by Dr Pamela Knights, Department of English Studies, Durham University. With this intensely moving short novel, Edith Wharton set out `to draw life as it really was' in the lonely villages and desolate farms of the harsh New England mountains. Through the eyes of a visitor from the city, trapped for a winter in snowbound Starkfield, readers glimpse the hidden histories of this austere and beautiful land. Piecing together the story of monosyllabic Ethan Frome, his grim wife, Zeena, and Mattie Silver, her charming cousin, Wharton explores psychological dead-lock:frustration, longing, resentment, passion. First published in 1911, the novella stunned its public with its consummate handling of the unfolding drama, and has remained for many readers the most compelling and subtle of all Wharton's fiction.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781840224085
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 86 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm
Edition: New edition

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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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