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Ethan Frome (World Classics (Abe Books)) (Paperback)
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A classic of American Literature and a powerful story taking place against the cold, gray, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome is trying to run a farm while also tending to his frigid, demanding and ungrateful wife Zeena. A ray of hope enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love Mattie but their fate is doomed by the stifling conventions of the time.
About the Author
Edith Wharton, an American novelist and short story writer, most famous for her prize winning The Age of Innocence novel. Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature. She was also a garden designer, interior designer, and spoke fluent French. Wharton was one of the few foreigners in France allowed to travel to the front lines during the First World War. Throughout the war she worked tirelessly in charitable efforts for refugees and, in 1916 was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in recognition of her commitment to the displaced. Wharton produced a wealth of short stories and is particularly well regarded for her ghost stories.