Genre: Classical Fiction
Length: 110 pages
Audiobook Length: 3 hours and 47 minutes
First Published: 1911
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Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena’s vivacious cousin enters their household as a hired girl, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent.
Quotes from Ethan Frome
They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
She had taken everything else from him, and now she meant to take the one thing that made up for it all.
The return to reality was as painful as the return to consciousness after taking an anesthetic.
Movie Trailer for Ethan Frome (1993)
About Edith Wharton
Edith Newbold Jones was born into wealth and privilege in New York City in 1862. Her marriage to Edward Wharton of a similar situation and wealth was not happy and many of her writings reflect this in bleak and unhappy marriages. She eventually divorced and spent much of the rest of her life in France where she died in 1937.