Ethan Frome / Edition 1

Ethan Frome / Edition 1

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0821916491

ISBN-13: 9780821916490

Pub. Date: 01/30/1998

Publisher: EMC/Paradigm Publishing

The setting for this piercing New England novel is the aptly named Starkfield, where, despite violently blue skies, the chill of cold and snow seems to have settled in the hearts of its inhabitants. Tethered to his farm, first by helpless parents, later by his querulous, hypochondriac wife Zeena, Ethan Frome ekes out a living. Then Zeena’s cousin, the

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The setting for this piercing New England novel is the aptly named Starkfield, where, despite violently blue skies, the chill of cold and snow seems to have settled in the hearts of its inhabitants. Tethered to his farm, first by helpless parents, later by his querulous, hypochondriac wife Zeena, Ethan Frome ekes out a living. Then Zeena’s cousin, the impoverished and enchanting Mattie Silver, comes to work for them, and Ethan’s hopes and dreams are rekindled. Yet theirs is a forbidden love, constrained by Zeena’s presence. And the impossible intensity in which the three exist will have devastating consequences for all.

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ISBN-13:
9780821916490
Publisher:
EMC/Paradigm Publishing
Publication date:
01/30/1998
Edition description:
New Edition

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Ethan Frome 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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This book is all about ethans misery. Itll make you hate zeena
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PenelopeSue More than 1 year ago
so tragic, well written and hard to put down.
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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.
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.