Paperback Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton.
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: London : Penguin,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141389400 (pbk.) : 9780141973982 (ebook) :
Ethan Frome is a poor New England farmer who lives a downtrodden existence with his wife in this story of pessimism and tragic waste from one of America's great authors. The Penguin English Library Edition of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton'He seemed a part of the mute melancholy landscape, an incarnation of its frozen woe, with all that was warm and sentient in him fast bound below the surface'Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena's vivacious cousin enters their household as a 'hired girl', Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent. In one of American fiction's finest and most intense narratives, Edith Wharton moves this ill-starred trio towards their tragic destinies.The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the
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113 p. ; 20 cm.
A light shines briefly in the bleak midwinter of a marriage.