Ethan Frome (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)

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By Edith Wharton, Pamela Knights (Introduction by), Keith Carabine (Editor)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781840224085
ISBN-10: 1840224088
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date: March 5th, 2000
Pages: 117
Language: English
Series: Wordsworth Classics