Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenieas vivacious cousin enters their household as a ahired girl,a Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent.
In one of American fictionas finest and most intense narratives, Edith Wharton moves this ill-starred trio toward their tragic destinies. Different in both tone and theme from Whartonas other works, Ethan Frome has become perhaps her most enduring and most widely read novel.
About the Author
Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones on January 24, 1862, during the American Civil War. Wharton published her first short story in 1891; her first story collection, The Greater Inclination, in 1899; a novella called The Touchstone in 1900; and her first novel, a historical romance called The Valley of Decision, in 1902. The book that made Wharton famous was The House of Mirth, published in 1905. She died in 1937.
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 102
Published: November 2005
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.11