Ethan Frome

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840224088

Category: Fiction

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On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, the only place she can go is Ethan's farm.

Ethan Frome

A New England farmer eking out a hardscrabble existence on an unproductive farm must choose between his duty to care for his difficult, invalid wife and his love for her vivacious young cousin. Reissue.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: UOM:39015062848497

Category: Fiction

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A New England farmer eking out a hardscrabble existence on an unproductive farm must choose between his duty to care for his difficult, invalid wife and his love for her vivacious young cousin. Reissue.

Ethan Frome

All the dwellers in Starkfield, as in more notable communities, had had troubles enough of their own to make them comparatively indifferent to those of their neighbours; and though all conceded that Ethan Frome's had been beyond the ...

Author: Edith Wharthon

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783746015330

Category: Fiction

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Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937) was an American novelist and short story writer. Her novels and short stories portrayed the lives and morals of the late nineteenth century. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921, and was the first woman to receive this honor. Whartons novel "Ethan Frome" was published in 1911.

Ethan Frome

“You'd ought to tell me, Ethan Fromeyou'd ought to! Unless you want me to go too-” Unless he wanted her to go too! The cry was balm to his raw wound. The iron heavens seemed to melt and rain down sweetness. Again he struggled for the ...

Author: Wharton E.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785521057276

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Эдит Уортон – известная американская писательница, первая женщина-лауреат Пулитцеровской премии. Её произведения до сих пор остаются актуальными и самыми читаемыми во всём мире, а также вдохновляют режиссёров на новые экранизации. "Итан Фром" – один из популярных романов писательницы об американской глуши, затерянной в глубоких сугробах под тяжёлым низким небом, где живет нелюдимый фермер – Итан Фром. Он хранит в себе тайну, которая будто придавила его к земле, но хватит ли сил поднять голову, распрямить плечи и продолжить путь?Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

EngLits Ethan Frome pdf

The narrator begins the story, which takes place in Starkfield, Massachusetts, saying he learned it bit by bit from different people. Several years prior, the narrator sees Ethan Frome for the first time at the post-office in Starkfield ...

Author: Publishing Interlingua Publishing

Publisher: InterLingua Publishing

ISBN: 9781602991385

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Ethan Frome Literary Touchstone

Nevertheless, I might have contented myself with the story pieced together from these hints had it not been for the ... Then Harmon Gow suggested that Ethan Frome's bay was still on his legs and that his owner might be glad to drive me ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 1580495850

Category: Farm life

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Trapped I a loveless marriage, Ethan must choose between his invalid wife and the captivating cousin who comes to help manage the house. One unguarded moment give rise to devastating consequences ...

Study Guide to Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome, 1939.) Percy Lubbock writes sensitively of Ethan Frome in “The Novels of Edith Wharton,” Quarterly Review (1915). He emphasizes Mrs. Wharton's ability to effectively relate her tale by using “small homely events,” such as ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645420873

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, a fictional novel based on a sledding accident in Lenox, Massachusetts. As a book of the early-twentieth-century, Ethan Frome contains a new form of fiction, as it contains extensive metaphors, intricately placed by Frome. Moreover, Wharton notably used some of her own personal experiences to convey her themes. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Edith Wharton’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

CliffsNotes on Wharton s Ethan Frome

This CliffsNotes book provides a meaningful interpretation of Ethan Frome published by Hungry Minds, Inc. If you are looking for information about the author and/or related works, check out these other publications: ...

Author: Suzanne Pavlos

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544181427

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on Ethan Frome explores life in the personal prison designed by the lead character, a “ruin of a man” who would rather be miserable with his lot in life than stray from accepted social convention. Following the story of a poor farmer whose devotion to duty and fear of humiliation keep him from tasting happiness, this study guide provides summaries and commentaries for each chapter within this tragic tale. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of author Edith Wharton Introduction to the novel, with a synopsis and character map Full character list and analyses of central figures Critical essays on the author’s style, choice of literary tools, and use of themes Review section that features fill-in-the-blank questions, quoted passages, essay questions, and suggested practice projects Resource Center with books, articles, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Study Guide for Edith Wharton s Ethan Frome

sufficient for the narrator to begin to imagine what "life there—or rather its negation— must have been in Ethan Frome's young manhood." And when a blizzard forces the narrator to take shelter at Ethan's farmhouse for the night, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410345387

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Ethan Frome Summer

Excerpts from “Ethan Frome: Structure and Metaphor” by Joseph X. Brennan, from Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 7, no. 4, Winter 1961–1962, pp. 347–356. Reprinted by permission of Modern Fiction Studies, Purdue University.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307808509

Category: Fiction

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A pair of masterly short novels, featuring an introduction by Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Anything Is Possible and My Name Is Lucy Barton Thought Edith Wharton is best known for her cutting contemplation of fashionable New York, Ethan Frome and Summer are set in small New England towns, far from Manhattan’s beau monde. Together in one volume, these thematically linked short novels display Wharton’s characteristic criticism of society’s hypocrisy, and her daring exploration of the destructive consequences of sexual appetite. From the wintry setting of Ethan Frome, where a man hounded by community standards is destroyed by the very thing that might bring him happiness, to the florid town of Summer, where a young woman’s first romance projects her into a dizzying rite of passage, Wharton captures beautifully the urges and failures of human nature. Praise for Edith Wharton and Ethan Frome “Ethan Frome [is considered] Mrs. Wharton’s masterpiece . . . The secret of its greatness is the stark human drama of it; the social crudity and human delicacy intermingled; the defiant, over-riding passion, and the long-drawn-out logic of the paid penalty. It has no contexts, no mitigations; it is plain, raw, first-hand human stuff.”—The New York Times “Ethan Frome [has] become part of the American mythology. . . . Wharton’s astonishing authority here is to render such pain with purity and economy . . . Truly it is a northern romance, akin even to Wuthering Heights.”—Harold Bloom “Traditionally, Henry James has always been placed slightly higher up the slope of Parnassus than Edith Wharton. But now that the prejudice against the female writer is on the wane, they look to be exactly what they are: giants, equals, the tutelary and benign gods of our American literature.”—Gore Vidal

Ethan Frome Diversion Classics

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a ... If you know the post-office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781626819955

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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. The masterpiece of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton, ETHAN FROME tells a story of domestic drama, tragedy and heartbreak. Caught between duty to his ailing wife, Zeena, and passion for her cousin, Mattie, Ethan must come to terms with his own desires. The psychology and nuances of these finely drawn characters make this Victorian novel an enduring classic.

Ethan Frome Illustrated

The "smash-up" it was--I gathered from the same informant--which, besides drawing the red gash across Ethan Frome's forehead, had so shortened and warped his right side that it cost him a visible effort to take the few steps from his ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783730998861

Category: Literary Collections

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Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In the playing out of this short novel's powerful and engrossing drama, Edith Wharton constructed her least characteristic and most celebrated book. In its unyielding and shocking pessimism, its bleak demonstration of tragic waste, it is a masterpiece of psychological and emotional realism. In her introduction the distinguished critic Elaine Showalter discusses the background to the novel's composition and the reasons for its enduring success.

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton Delphi Classics Illustrated

Ethan Frome is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, New England, where an unnamed narrator tells the story of his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with dreams and desires that result in startling events.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781788772099

Category: Fiction

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Edith Wharton’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Wharton includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Wharton’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction

It is Ethan who has been utterly destroyed. The worst aspect of his survival is the Frome longevity. “Ethan'll likely touch a hundred.” (5) says a Starkfield observer. We recall that the wife of one of the Ethan Fromes in the graveyard ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780553904208

Category: Fiction

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On a bleak New England farm, a taciturn young man has resigned himself to a life of grim endurance. Bound by circumstance to a woman he cannot love, Ethan Frome is haunted by a past of lost possibilities until his wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives and he is tempted to make one final, desperate effort to escape his fate. In language that is spare, passionate, and enduring, Edith Wharton tells this unforgettable story of two tragic lovers overwhelmed by the unrelenting forces of conscience and necessity. Included with Ethan Frome are the novella The Touchstone and three short stories, “The Last Asset,” “The Other Two,” and “Xingu.” Together, this collection offers a survey of the extraordinary range and power of one of America’s finest writers.

Grammardog Guide to Ethan Frome

Then Harmon Gow suggested that Ethan Frome's bay was still on his legs and that his owner might be glad to drive me over. ____3. I thought no more about it till I got into the sleigh again that evening, and saw the book in Frome's hand.

Author: Mary Jane McKinney

Publisher: Grammardog LLC

ISBN: 9781608570898

Category: Education

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Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this novel. All sentences are from the novel. Figurative language describes a harsh winter in Massachusetts ("the storms of February had pitched their white tents about the devoted village," "Far off above us a square of light trembled through the screen of snow"). Allusions to constellations express the theme of hopes and dreams of life beyond the remote village (Orion, Pleiades, the Dipper, Sirius).

Ethan Frome World s Classics Series

Table of Contents I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, ... If you know the post-office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and drag ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066052294

Category: Fiction

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Ethan Frome is a limping, quiet old man, a local fixture of the community, and a lifelong resident of the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. When an unnamed narrator comes to spend a winter in Starkfield, he is curious to learn more about Frome. He learns that Frome's limp arose from having been injured in a "smash-up" twenty-four years before, but further details are not forthcoming. He also finds out that Frome's attempt at higher education decades before was thwarted by the sudden illness of his father following an injury, forcing his return to the farm to assist his parents, never to leave again. Because people seem not to wish to speak other than in vague and general terms about Frome's past, the narrator's curiosity grows. Chance circumstances arise that allow the narrator to hire Frome as his driver for a week. A severe snowstorm during one of their journeys forces Frome to allow the narrator to shelter at his home one night, and he digs a little deeper in the past.

Edith Wharton Ethan Frome English Edition

All the dwellers in Starkfield, as in more notable communities, had had troubles enough of their own to make them comparatively indifferent to those of their neighbours; and though all conceded that Ethan Frome's had been beyond the ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783746795485

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“If you know Starkfield, Massachusetts, you know the post-office. If you know the post-office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and drag himself across the brick pavement to the white colonnade; and you must have asked who he was. It was there that, several years ago, I saw him for the first time; and the sight pulled me up sharp. Even then he was the most striking figure in Starkfield, though he was but the ruin of a man. It was not so much his great height that marked him, for the “natives” were easily singled out by their lank longitude from the stockier foreign breed: it was the careless powerful look he had, The novel “Ethan Frome” by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. It was first published in 1911. “Ethan Frome” is framed by the literary device of an extended flashback.

Ethan Frome Level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library

In the end, I learnt the story, piece by piece, from several people. As often happens, the story was different each time, but I slowly began to put it together. And my interest in Ethan Frome grew stronger when – a little later – I met ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194786706

Category: Foreign Language Study

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A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by Susan Kingsley. Life is always hard for the poor, in any place and at any time. Ethan Frome is a farmer in Massachusetts. He works long hours every day, but his farm makes very little money. His wife, Zeena, is a thin, grey woman, always complaining, and only interested in her own ill health. Then Mattie Silver, a young cousin, comes to live with the Fromes, to help Zeena and do the housework. Her bright smile and laughing voice bring light and hope into the Fromes’ house – and into Ethan’s lonely life. But poverty is a prison from which few people escape . . .

Ethan Frome Summer Bunner Sisters

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was :1 ... If you know the post-ofiice you 111ust have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it. drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780804152938

Category: Fiction

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These three brilliantly wrought, tragic novellas explore the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the social milieu usually inhabited by Edith Wharton's characters. Ethan Frome is one of Wharton's most famous works; it is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village. Summer, also set in rural New England, is often considered a companion to Ethan Frome-Wharton herself called it “the hot Ethan”-in its portrayal of a young woman's sexual and social awakening. Bunner Sisters takes place in the narrow, dusty streets of late nineteenth-century New York City, where the constrained but peaceful lives of two spinster shopkeepers are shattered when they meet a man who becomes the unworthy focus of all their pent-up hopes. All three of these novellas feature realistic and haunting characters as vivid as any Wharton ever conjured, and together they provide a superb introduction to the shorter fiction of one of our greatest writers.

Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton

Nevertheless, I might have contented myself with the story pieced together from these hints had it not been for the ... Then Harmon Gow suggested that Ethan Frome's bay was still on his legs and that his owner might be glad to drive me ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783736809864

Category: Fiction

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I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. If you know Starkfield, Massachusetts, you know the post-office. If you know the post-office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and drag himself across the brick pavement to the white colonnade: and you must have asked who he was. It was there that, several years ago, I saw him for the first time; and the sight pulled me up sharp. Even then he was the most striking figure in Starkfield, though he was but the ruin of a man. It was not so much his great height that marked him, for the "natives" were easily singled out by their lank longitude from the stockier foreign breed: it was the careless powerful look he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain. There was something bleak and unapproachable in his face, and he was so stiffened and grizzled that I took him for an old man and was surprised to hear that he was not more than fifty-two. I had this from Harmon Gow, who had driven the stage from Bettsbridge to Starkfield in pre-trolley days and knew the chronicle of all the families on his line.