Ethan Frome

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Ethan Frome, a poor, downtrodden New England farmer is trapped in a loveless marriage to his invalid wife, Zeena. His ambition and intelligence are oppressed by Zeena's cold, conniving character. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie arrives to help care for her, Ethan is immediately taken by Mattie's warm, vivacious personality. They fall desperately in love as he realizes how much is missing from his life and marriage. Tragically, their love is doomed by Zeena's ever-lurking presence and by the social conventions of the day. Ethan remains torn between his sense of obligation and his urge to satisfy his heart's desire up to the suspenseful and unanticipated conclusion.

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Ethan Frome by Marlene Springer Summary

A critical introduction to Edith Wharton's classic novel that looks at characterization, setting, and symbolism in the story

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton Summary

Texte révisé suivi d'une biographie d'Edith Wharton. Inscrite dans le paysage hivernal d'un petit village rural du Massachusetts, la tragique histoire d'amour impossible entre Ethan Frome, homme taciturne brisé par la vie, et Mattie Silver, douce et délicate cousine de son acariâtre épouse, est âpre et poignante. Écrite en un temps où les moeurs et les conditions sociales de la très puritaine Nouvelle-Angleterre pesaient encore lourdement sur les relations amoureuses, c'est l'une des oeuvres romanesques les plus accomplies de l'auteur de "Chez les heureux du monde".

Ethan Frome with Connections

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Ethan Frome suivi de Eté

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Deux classiques de la célèbre romancière : Ethan Frome, devenu un classique de la littérature américaine, et Été, considéré par Joseph Conrad comme le plus beau roman d'Edith Wharton. Deux classiques de la célèbre romancière A Starkfield, village perdu a l'écart du chemin de fer, Ethan Frome a la réputation d'être un homme austère et peu loquace, jaloux de son isolement. A la faveur d'une tempête de neige, il va pourtant confier le drame de sa vie a un étranger de passage : sincèrement épris d'une jeune orpheline, il n'a pu se résoudre a trahir Zenobia, la femme acariâtre qu'il a épousée... Prisonnier de ses principes, entrave par le manque d'argent, Ethan est un "Ame ricain de vieille race", inadapté au monde moderne. Ethan Frome (1911) racontait une chute. E te (1917) est la chronique d'une ascension contrariée : celle de Charity, née pour son malheur dans la " Montagne ", lieu sauvage ou son tuteur l'a recueillie. Dans le bourg paisible de Nouvelle-Angleterre ou elle s'ennuie, son existence est bouleversée par l'irruption d'un architecte new-yorkais, qui ne manque pas de remarquer cette jeune femme ambitieuse. Leur amitié se trouble bientôt d'attirance. Mais préjugés, rumeurs et différences sociales compromettent leur union... Parfois compare a Madame Bovary, E te fit scandale. Edith Wharton y montre pour son héroïne, rebelle et combative, plus de compassion que pour Ethan, vaincu par le progrès.

Edith Whartons Ethan Frome

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Ethan Frome by Owen Davis,Donald Davis Summary

This is a tragic 19th century love story. The main characters are Ethan Frome, his wife Zenobia, called Zeena, and her young cousin Mattie Silver. Frome and Zeena marry after she nurses his mother in her last illness. Although Frome seems ambitious and intelligent, Zeena holds him back. When her young cousin Mattie comes to stay on their New England farm, Frome falls in love with her. But the social conventions of the day doom their love and their hopes. The story forcefully conveys Wharton's abhorrence of society's unbending standards of loyalty. Written while Wharton lived in France but before her divorce (1913), Ethan Frome became one of the best known and most popular of her works. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature.

Ethan Frome and Other Short 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.

Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) 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 and Selected Stories

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Contains the story of Ethan Frome, a New England farmer who is married to a hypochondriac, but is in love with his wife's lively cousin, Mattie; and includes four additional short stories by Edith Wharton.

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Ethan Frome & Summer

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Ethan Frome & Summer by Edith Wharton Summary

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

CliffsNotes on Wharton's Ethan Frome

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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.

Ethan Frome (Illustrated)

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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 - Literary Touchstone

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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 ...

Ethan Frome and Other Stories

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A reprint of the 1911 first edition of Wharton's classic novel chronicles a story of the secret love, jealousy, and guilt that exist behind the seemingly tranquil existence of a New England farm.

Sous la neige

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Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

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Wharton's New England

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Tales of betrayal, folly, and moral fervor acted out against a stark New England backdrop.