Ethan Frome (Middleton Classics) [NOOK Book]

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In this tragic story set on a bleak New England farm, a poverty-stricken man named Ethan Frome has resigned himself to a wasted existence. Duty binds him to a woman he cannot love, and he is haunted by a past that is full of missed opportunities. But when his ailing wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives, his hopes are rekindled, and the three are drawn relentlessly into a heartbreaking domestic struggle.
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Ethan Frome (Middleton Classics)

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Overview

In this tragic story set on a bleak New England farm, a poverty-stricken man named Ethan Frome has resigned himself to a wasted existence. Duty binds him to a woman he cannot love, and he is haunted by a past that is full of missed opportunities. But when his ailing wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives, his hopes are rekindled, and the three are drawn relentlessly into a heartbreaking domestic struggle.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016515694
  • Publisher: Middleton Classics
  • Publication date: 4/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 865,960
  • File size: 924 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    Favorite Book

    This is my favorite book of all-time. I first read this book in high school (about 20 years ago!) and have read it several times since.
    It is a love story with a sad ending.

    I don't understand why people say this is boring. I think I'll blow the dust off of my copy and read it again.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2011

    This is a great, sad story

    It is about the life of a man who had nothing but hard luck. It is an old fashion romance that unlike Hollywood movies- cannot be said to have a happy ending. Thought provoking.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Five Star Story, One Star Proofreading

    The story itself contained in this e-book is just as compelling a story as you would expect from Edith Wharton. Very few authors have even come close to her ability to understand and communicate complicated human emotions and their consequences. Ethan Frome is a very simple, yet heartrending story of regret and what might have been. However, I have a huge complaint about the quality of the e-book itself. There are numerous typos, sections of text randomly missing, making for very awkward transitions, and, inexplicably the text:

    Ethan Frome
    Ethan Frome

    in about the middle of almost every single page. We know what book we're reading, we don't need it doubly restated on every page! The nook is a great device, but if Barnes and Noble wants it to be taken seriously, it really needs to pay attention to the quality of the reading material it makes available. There are many other websites out there that provide these copyright-expired books in epub format that are error-free. Yes it's a little more complicated to get them onto the nook, but it can be a worthwhile tradeoff in order to get a readable edition of the book. I'd rather have a book I can read that takes a few more steps than the one-click convenience of getting an incomprehensible nookbook.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Wonderful and heart-breaking.

    A starkly beautiful and tragic tale of hopeless love and thwarted lives. I can't believe it's taken me so long to get around to reading this classic, but now that I have, it's definitely being added to my list of favorites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Good but Depressing

    I read this book for school, it is a good book but very depressing. The plot has little substance and very confusing characters. I would not have picked this book to read voluntarily. I give it two and a half stars lol.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    BBOORRIINNGG!!!!!!!

    I had to read this as a english summer read and had so much trouble getting into the story. The plot is hard to follow and there is little to no personality in the characters. I would not recommend this book.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    could not read

    Again with huge sentence spacing, word spacing and long list of numbers, it was just too difficult to read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    France

    Ah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Beautifully depressing

    This book is all about ethans misery. Itll make you hate zeena

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Get a pink ipad

    Kiss your3 times on three books then look under your pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Get a pink ipad

    Kiss your hand three times post this on three other books and look under your pillow

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    ?

    For some reason, even after purchasing-i only have acess to the sample section.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    can see why this is an american classic

    so tragic, well written and hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Great book

    I had to read this novel for class and though it is written very differentlybthan other Wharton books, it is personally my favorite. I recomend it to anyone looking for a quick read with a great story and a twist that will make putting the book down impossible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Wasn't great

    I read this book for school and it wasn't that bad, but also not great. Also, this version was full of weird spacing, and starting new paragraphs in a middle of a sentence. It also would randomly put the title places, even in the middle of a sentence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Disappointed

    Seemed promising. Good climax, but then fell flat fast. Then it was over before I knew it. Horrible ending.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Cheyanne

    I looked up this book becouse thats my best friends name.so..............

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Not bad

    I read this for english class and i first, had a hard time getting into it..but after awhile the story became more clear and it was an enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Terrible, terrible book.

    This story is nothing more than an experiment in just how thoroughly a work of fiction can depress the reader. With stilyed prose and a truly unlikeable main character, this is a story not to be set aside lightly, but rather to be hastily buried in the woods and forgotten by history.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Great reading experience Good reading

    Conversaytkional alwas some thiing going on

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