Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224085

Category: Drama

Page: 94

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On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, the only place she can go is Ethan's farm.
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A Reference Guide

Author: Suzanne J. Fournier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313333101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

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A patrician who wrote most often of the fashionable 19th-century New York society she knew so well, Edith Wharton was inspired to write the novel Ethan Frome after spending summers in Massachusetts. This guide systematically overviews Wharton's widely read text. The book offers a detailed plot summary and gives special attention to the themes and literary contexts informing the novel. It also overviews Wharton's style and the critical reception of her work.
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Author: Andrea Tuschka

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640379950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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Den Mittelpunkt dieser Hausarbeit wird Edith Whartons Roman Ethan Frome bilden. Der Schwerpunkt wird dabei auf der Darstellung der Natur im Werk liegen. Auf die Frage, welche Wirkungen diese erzeugen und welche Funktionen sie erfüllen, soll eine Antwort gefunden werden. Welchen Stellenwert nehmen die zahlreichen Naturbeschreibungen und die Anspielungen auf deren Elemente ein? Als kurze Einleitung wird zunächst der Stellenwert erläutert, den die Natur im Allgemeinen bei Edith Wharton eingenommen hat. Des Weiteren wird dann ihr Verhältnis zu der spezifischen Region erläutert, in der der Roman spielt: New England. Hatte sie eine intensive Orts- und Landschaftskenntnis, so dass es ihr generell möglich war, ein authentisches Landschaftsbild der Gegend zu schaffen und: war dies überhaupt ihr Ziel? Eine kurze Ausführung darüber, was Edith Wharton von der Darstellung der Region durch ihre Zeitgenossen und unmittelbaren Vorgänger/innen hielt, soll die Einleitung abrunden. Den Hauptteil wird in der Folge eine intensive und genaue Arbeit am Originaltext ausmachen, die die einleitend gestellten Fragen ausleuchten und zu beantworten versuchen wird.
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Author: Edith Wharton,Harold Bloom

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781561387632

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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A reprint of the 1911 first edition of Wharton's classic novel chronicles a story of the secret love, jealousy, and guilt that exist behind the seemingly tranquil existence of a New England farm.
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Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730998862

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 140

View: 1522

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.
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a nightmare of need

Author: Marlene Springer

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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A critical introduction to Edith Wharton's classic novel that looks at characterization, setting, and symbolism in the story
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Eine Liebesgeschichte

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492979726

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Die beklemmend schöne Liebesgeschichte eines einfachen Mädchens vom Lande und eines gebildeten Städers, die an den gesellschaftlichen Konventionen zerbricht - ein amerikanischer Klassiker der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin und Autorin von "Zeit der Unschuld" Edith Wharton. Charity Royall, ein einfaches, aber eigenwilliges Mädchen lebt zusammen mit ihrem Vormund in dem entlegenen Dorf North Dormer in Neuengland. Sie ist die Tochter einer Ausgestoßenen, die mit einer gesetzlosen, verwilderten Sippe »auf dem Berg« haust. Obwohl Charity nicht die geringste Ahnung von Büchern hat, arbeitet sie in der Bibilothek des Dorfes. Die Grenzen von Charitys Welt waren mit denen von North Dormer identisch. Als jedoch eines Tages der junge Architekt Lucius Harney auftaucht, eröffnet sich für Charity ein neues unbekanntes Universum. Sie verliebt sich ihn, obgleich er ihre Gefühle erwidert, lassen die gesellschaftlichen Konventionen ihrer Liebe keine Chance. Die Heirat mit dem ihrem Pflegevater, einem düsteren Anwalt, vermag sie zwar vor dem Schicksal ihrer Mutter zu retten, nicht aber vor der Einsamkeit des Herzens.
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Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553904205

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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On a bleak New England farm, a taciturn young man has resigned himself to a life of grim endurance. Bound by circumstance to a woman he cannot love, Ethan Frome is haunted by a past of lost possibilities until his wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives and he is tempted to make one final, desperate effort to escape his fate. In language that is spare, passionate, and enduring, Edith Wharton tells this unforgettable story of two tragic lovers overwhelmed by the unrelenting forces of conscience and necessity. Included with Ethan Frome are the novella The Touchstone and three short stories, “The Last Asset,” “The Other Two,” and “Xingu.” Together, this collection offers a survey of the extraordinary range and power of one of America’s finest writers. From the Paperback edition.
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Author: Publishing Interlingua Publishing

Publisher: InterLingua Publishing

ISBN: 1602991383

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 28

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Detailed summaries of great literature.
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Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307808505

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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This edition presents Wharton's two most controversial stories, which she considered inseperable, in one volume for the first time. Set in frigid New England, both deal with sexual awakening and appetite and their devastating consequences. This text includes newly commissioned notes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Und ein Himmel aus Eis

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: marixverlag

ISBN: 3843805474

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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In dem freudlosen, abgeschiedenen Ort Starkfield in Neuengland, der die meiste Zeit des Jahres im Schnee versinkt, sind auch die Gefühle der Menschen zu Eis erstarrt. Die Pulitzerpreisträgerin Edith Wharton erzählt von einer untergegangenen Welt, die in den Figuren ihres berührenden Romans erschreckend lebendig wird. Den Farmer Ethan Frome verbindet eine Dreiecksbeziehung mit seiner Frau und deren jüngerer Cousine Mattie. Ihr Leben ist geprägt von Liebe und Einsamkeit, von sexueller Frustration und moralischer Verzweiflung. Eine archetypische Geschichte von leidenschaftlichem Aufbegehren und tragischer Passivität, von Sprachlosigkeit und der Unfähigkeit, dem Schicksal zu entrinnen. Ein kompositorisches Meisterwerk, pure Erzählmagie!
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Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194631591

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

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A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Susan Kingsley. Life is always hard for the poor, in any place and at any time. Ethan Frome is a farmer in Massachusetts. He works long hours every day, but his farm makes very little money. His wife, Zeena, is a thin, grey woman, always complaining, and only interested in her own ill health. Then Mattie Silver, a young cousin, comes to live with the Fromes, to help Zeena and do the housework. Her bright smile and laughing voice bring light and hope into the Fromes’ house – and into Ethan’s lonely life. But poverty is a prison from which few people escape . . .
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Study Guide

Author: Total Class Notes

Publisher: Total Class Notes

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 25

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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup
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Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0804152934

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) These three brilliantly wrought, tragic novellas explore the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the social milieu usually inhabited by Edith Wharton's characters. Ethan Frome is one of Wharton's most famous works; it is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village. Summer, also set in rural New England, is often considered a companion to Ethan Frome-Wharton herself called it “the hot Ethan”-in its portrayal of a young woman's sexual and social awakening. Bunner Sisters takes place in the narrow, dusty streets of late nineteenth-century New York City, where the constrained but peaceful lives of two spinster shopkeepers are shattered when they meet a man who becomes the unworthy focus of all their pent-up hopes. All three of these novellas feature realistic and haunting characters as vivid as any Wharton ever conjured, and together they provide a superb introduction to the shorter fiction of one of our greatest writers.
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A Critical Commentary

Author: D. Wharton

Publisher: Monarch Press

ISBN: 9780671006983

Category: Study Aids

Page: 67

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