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Ethan Frome (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Elaine Showalter is Professor of English at Princeton University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780192834966
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: September 1998
Pages: 122