Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

eBook - 1996
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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.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9780585351186
058535118X
9780191592577
0191592579
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 122 pages).
Additional Contributors: Showalter, Elaine

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