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Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton / Scott Brick
Ethan Frome a poor downtrodden New England farmer is trapped in a loveless marriage to his invalid wife Zeena. His ambition and intelligence are oppressed by Zeena's cold conniving character. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie arrives to help care for her Ethan is immediately taken by Mattie's warm vivacious personality. They fall desperately in love as he realizes how much is missing from his life and marriage. Tragically their love is doomed by Zeena's ever-lurking presence and by the social conventions of the day. Ethan remains torn between his sense of obligation and his urge to satisfy his heart's desire up to the suspenseful and unanticipated conclusion.

Perhaps reflective of Wharton's own loveless marriage this sophisticated star-crossed love story vividly depicts her abhorrence of society's relentless standards of loyalty. Ethan Frome is one of Wharton's most popular and best-known works.

  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre General Fiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 4th August 2008
  • Duration 03 Hrs. 45 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781400128525