Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome

Set against a bleak New England background, the novel tells of Frome, his ailing wife Zeena and her companion Mattie Silver, superbly delineating the characters of each as they are drawn relentlessly into a deep-rooted domestic struggle. Burdened by poverty and spiritually dulled by a loveless marriage to an older woman. Frome is emotionally stirred by the arrival of a youthful cousin who is employed as household help. Mattie's presence not only brightens a gloomy house but stirs long-dormant feelings in Ethan. Their growing love for one another, discovered by an embittered wife, presages an ending to this grim tale that is both shocking and savagely ironic.
Add to shelf
Already read
130 printed pages
Read for freeClassics

Related booksAll

Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome

One fee. Stacks of books

You don’t just buy a book, you buy an entire library… for the same price!

Always have something to read

Friends, editors, and experts can help you find new and interesting books.

Read whenever, wherever

Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

Bookmate – an app that makes you want to read

Related booksAll

The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth
My Ántonia, Willa Cather
Willa Cather
My Ántonia
Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Scarlet Pimpernel
Middlemarch, George Eliot
George Eliot
Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)