Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome

    Jesper Steen Fransénhas quoted2 years ago
    Most of the smart ones get away."
    Jesper Steen Fransénhas quoted2 years ago
    climate and the deadness of the community
    Jesper Steen Fransénhas quoted2 years ago
    During the early part of my stay I had been struck by the contrast between the vitality of the
    Sadiegislasonhas quoted5 years ago
    office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and drag himself across the brick pavement
    Richard Perez Santanahas quoted7 years ago
    "You wanted to make the supper-table pretty; and you waited till my back was turned, and took the thing I set most store by of anything I've got, and wouldn't never use it, not even when the minister come to dinner, or Aunt Martha Pierce come over from Bettsbridge—" Zeena paused with a gasp, as if terrified by her own evocation of the sacrilege. "You're a bad girl, Mattie Silver, and I always known it. It's the way your father begun, and I was warned of it when I took you, and I tried to keep my things where you couldn't get at 'em—and now you've took from me the one I cared for most of all—" She broke off in a short spasm of sobs that passed and left her more than ever like a shape of stone.
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