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Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton (1911)


This was a very depressing novel. Let’s just get that out of the way. Like another of Wharton’s New England novels Summer, which I read last year, she once again creates a character whose life has promise and potential, but bad choices made early on coupled with poverty and duty to family ruin any chance of freedom. 770 more words

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Reading Challenge #27: A Book with a Title that's a Character's Name

Title: Ethan Frome

Author: Edith Wharton

How it fulfills the challenge: This is sort of self-explanatory, but it seems like this kind of title was far more common in days of olde. 293 more words

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Aesthetic Drift #14: I Read Ethan Frome Every January

Aesthetic Drift #14 by Scott Hoffman

I Read Ethan Frome Every January

For the past decade or so, I’ve read Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome every January. 1,652 more words

Ethan Frome QW 5: Lessons

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Date QW Written: December 11, 2015… 363 more words

Ethan Frome QW 4: Mattie

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Date QW Written: December 10, 2015… 343 more words

Ethan Frome QW 3: Interpretation

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Date QW Written: December 9, 2015… 364 more words

Ethan Frome QW 2: First Person Frame Story

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Date QW Written: December 8, 2015… 381 more words