Ethan Frome

Wharton, Edith

| 2004

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. An entrancing but sad story of a poverty-stricken Massachusetts farmer caught in a loveless marriage. 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. Ethan's love for his young cousin leads to one day of explosive emotions with tragic...

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Sofia Åkerberg

2009-11-28

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Lagom kort och bitterljuvt om stackars Ethan -- tillräckligt visionär för att längta efter ett annat liv men också tillräckligt ansvarsfull för att aldrig kunna sträcka sig efter det. Wharton är riktigt bra på dialoger och att i dessa dialoger låta mänskliga relationer skina igenom. Och kanske beror det på årstiden, men man kan verkligen känna snön knarra under slädmedarna i läsningen.