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Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
Author: Edith Wharton
The most famous of her novels-Ethan, the gaunt, patient New Englander, imprisoned by bitter futilities, makes one desperate attempt to escape from his bondage, if not in life, at least in death.His failure produces only a long anti-climax of pain and despair, with his implacable wife presiding over the deterioration of the bright passion which h...  more »
ISBN: 156743
Publication Date: 1970
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Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Book Type: Paperback
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The character Ethan Frome is the literary embodiment of Wharton quote, Life is the saddest thing, next to death.
The setting is wintry and claustrophobic. Ethan is full of passion and yearning, but has no drive or purpose. All the characters are fully developed and very real. I enjoyed it immensely.