Ethan Frome (Barron's Book Notes)

Ethan Frome (Barron's Book Notes)

by George Ehrenhaft
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812035131
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/13/1990
Series:
Barron's Book Notes Series
Pages:
115
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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