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Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton

5/5 stars

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.

I love Edith Wharton.

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Review: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, Wordsworth edition paperback, 1911, 117p.

4 stars.

I picked up this Wharton in the wrong season – sweltering through a series of 40C days in Australia while the cast of characters in Ethan Frome were freezing through snow and a general feeling of melancholy. 267 more words


Edith Wharton: A Book for Every Mood

It’s no secret why so many of us have major literary girl crushes on Edith Wharton. Whether she was writing about New York’s gilded age or life in sleepy, small town New England, Wharton was the queen of social commentary, and she did it with wit, charm, and impossible-to-forget characters. 621 more words


On This Day

Born on this day was, Edith Wharton.

I decided to read Ethan Frome over Christmas a few years ago because it’s small & didn’t take up much room in the luggage. 54 more words

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"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton.

A seemingly simple story which encompasses a very well-liked plot-line, one of a love which is not possible due to circumstances. Not merely the ending of this novel was surprising, but every single element of it seemed to exhibit something much more profound than what was put on the page. 494 more words

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Top 5 Least Favorite Required Readings

Everyone has those books that they were required to read in high school or college that they just hated. Here is a list of my least favorite required readings, which is by no means comprehensive. 83 more words


Ethan Frome, Ethan Frome

Greetings readers! Dead White Guys returns with our reading of the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. We’ll cover a chapter a week for the next ten weeks, beginning today with the novel’s prologue, which introduces the unnamed narrator and titular character. 712 more words

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