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In a wintery and austere New England town, a love triangle threatens to undo the lives of the characters in Ethan Frome, written by Pulitzer prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. Ethan Frome lives a quiet, uncomplaining life caring for his sickly wife Zeena until her beautiful, young cousin Mattie arrives to help with the house. The immediate interest that Ethan has for the vibrant Mattie does not go unnoticed by his wife. For Ethan, accustomed to his empty, workaday life, Mattie is a thrilling breath of fresh air. But Zeena, suspicious and bitter, tells him that she will replace Mattie with less attractive hired help. As Ethan realizes that his love is about to slip away, he and Mattie make an impetuous and rash decision. They take one last sled ride together on a snowy day, and the tragic accident that follows changes each of their lives forever. Wharton’s novella is a tightly focused study of how a single, cataclysmic moment can reverberate throughout the lives of three intertwined people.
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I Had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.
If you know Starkfield, Massachusetts, you know the post-office. If you know the post-office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his ...
Reviewed by brittany.foyle on Sep 18, 2011
Very powerful and interesting story. There were many days when I kept clicking for the next installment because I was so hooked. The first part of the story drags a little, but if you have the patience to get into it it's very rewarding.
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