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Ethan Frome (Oxford World’s Classics)

Ethan Frome Oxford World s Classics strong It was not so much his great height that marked him it was the careless powerful look that he had in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain Set against the bleak winte

  • Title: Ethan Frome (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Edith Wharton
  • ISBN: 0199538093
  • Page: 183
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  • strong It was not so much his great height that marked him it was the careless powerful look that he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain 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 ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Me equivoqu al pedirlo Lo quer a en espa olya no tiene remedio Esperar a mejorar mi ingl s aunque lo veo dificil


    2. R pida de leer, un drama muy adictivo de una de las autoras cl sicas que m s me ha gustado, con una narrativa muy ligera y fluida.


    3. A story within a story, but with a difference The main character finds himself, as do so many people, in a marriage that died before I do had passed into history But in those days divorce was not possible Enter stage right the girl that wouldif she could define his life, make things wonderful, create all the elements that we list as essentially perfect for the condition of love deep and lasting and painfully wonderful and elusive love And she does as only Edith Wharton can set out in language so [...]


    4. I hadn t read Edith Wharton for some time, so I was happy to find this Kindle offering Just made my purchase it is very easy to navigate and looks just like the side illustration the one next to the cover pic For 99 cents, this is a true bargain many stories here I m glad to have Ms Wharton on my Kindle it feels just like meeting an old friend again


    5. Surprising character, not what I expected He did not improve his life by falling in love with another woman It was a sad book, about a dissatisfied man His wife was sour and tried to get sympathy and attention by her ailments, but just succeeded in alienating her husband He and his paramour tried to leave by committing suicide, and failed, and then had to suffer the consequences of this failure, for the rest of their lives.Summer was about a silly listless girl that took up with a newcomer It wa [...]


    6. This is a wonderfully depressing story about a romantic love that couldn t be While I found it somewhat laborious, I am glad I read it and at just under 100 pages, it did not take too long to read it The story is cleverly written, although those seeking a breezy read will be somewhat disappointed That said, anyone who has suffered in romance will find this alluring.


    7. This novel was required reading in my high school back in the 1960 s I m glad, because it was, and still is, one of my very favorite books of all time and I am a well read person Note my license plate reads B1G READ Back in high school, I wanted to name my son, if I had one, Ethan I had three, but, unfortunately, they were all named names starting with M I regret that Ethan Frome is a great advisory tale of what might happen when you do not listen to your heart and follow it.


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