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Ethan Frome & Selected Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted September 30, 2009

    Ah, yes!

    The ending was a real kicker. I enjoyed this book and I'm glad I read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2007

    A Good Read

    Ethan Frome was, as I said, a good read. I like how the author used a frame to tell this story--it seems as though you are listening in on something. The novel is not that long, and quite engrossing for the majority of the novel so it goes by fast. Some might find Ethan's thoughts a bit melodramatic, but his thoughts made the novel more realistic. The only reason I would not give Ethan Frome five stars is that the ending did not seem to fit the context of the novel. So, to me, the ending was a bit of a disappointment.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    Romeo And Juliet?

    The main story read in this book is of course Ethan Frome and as far as im concerned it is just another version of Romeo and Juliet but the writing was actually superior to shakespears in my opinion

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2005

    Best American Novel Ever

    As my headline says, I believe this to be the best novel by an American author. Wharton is a forgotten literary star as far as I'm concerned.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Don't Read I hated everything about this book. The characters,

    Don't Read

    I hated everything about this book. The characters, the plot, the theme, ect. I wouldn't recommend anyone to read this.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

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    Pretty Intence

    A fast read. Characters are well developed and are strong. The ending is quite unexpected for those who are not already familiar with this classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2008

    one star is more than it deserves...

    It was an absolutely horrible book as far as I am concerned. The entire book was excessively boring. There were about two interesting parts in the entire novel and they lasted a span of about 10 maybe 15 pages. Although it really lacked in action of any kind it is full of symbolism and meaning. I think you'll really get a kick out of the ending if you decide to read it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2006

    Such a good book

    A really good romance novel. I loved it!! I recommend this book to anyone.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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