Book Summer / Edith Wharton ; with an introduction and notes by Elizabeth Ammons.
Publication year: 1993
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0140186794 9780140186796 :
First published in 1916, thi is a tale of forbidden sexual passion and thwarted dreams played out against the lush, summer backdrop of the Massachusetts Berkshires. A tale of forbidden sexual passion and thwarted dreams played out against the lush, summer backdrop of the Massachusetts Berkshires Edith Wharton called Summer her 'hot Ethan'. In their rural settings and their poor, uneducated protagonists, Summer (1916) and Ethan Frome represent a sharp departure from Wharton's familiar depictions of the urban upper class. Charity Royall lives unhappily with her hard-drinking adoptive father in an isolated village, until a visiting architect awakens her sexual passion and the hope for escape. Exploring Charity's relation to her father and her lover, Wharton delves into dark cultural territory: repressed sexuality, small-town prejudice, and, in subtle hints, incest.
Series title: Penguin twentieth-century classics
xxix, 192 p. ; 20 cm.