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978-0-7434-8770-2 / 0743487702

Ethan Frome (Enriched Classics (Pocket))

by Wharton, Edith

Publisher:Simon & Schuster

Language:English

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.

An entrancing but sad story of a poverty-stricken Massachusetts farmer caught in a loveless marriage. The main characters are Ethan Frome, his wife Zenobia, called Zeena, and her young cousin Mattie Silver. Frome and Zeena marry after she nurses his mother in her last illness. Although Frome seems ambitious and intelligent, Zeena holds him back. When her young cousin Mattie comes to stay on their New England farm, Frome falls in love with her. But the social conventions of the day doom their love and their hopes. Ethans love for his young cousin leads to one day of explosive emotions with tragic consequences. The story forcefully conveys Whartons abhorrence of societys unbending standards of loyalty.

Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the authors personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.

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