Ethan Frome and Summer

Ethan Frome and Summer This Edition Presents Wharton S Two Most Controversial Stories, Which She Considered Inseparable, In One Volume For The First Time Set In Frigid New England, Both Deal With Sexual Awakening And Appetite And Their Devastating Consequences This Text Includes Newly Commissioned Notes. This book contains Edith Wharton s short novels Ethan Frome and Summer, with notes and commentaries.I was a little disappointed with this one because I really liked Age of Innocence Ethan Frome was a better story than Summer I thought too Found Summer a little slow I still like Wharton s writing though.Wharton iswell known for her writings about NYC than New England Both of these stories are in Massachusetts, so it makes sense why this edition puts them together I like how descriptive This book contains Edith Wharton s short novels Ethan Frome and Summer, with notes and commentari
If you ve heard of Wharton, you probably recognize Ethan Frome, published in 1911 and still her best known novel The companion piece is not nearly as famous, but I can see why they belong together Although not set in upper crust New York like most of Wharton s fiction, both short novels offer just as fascinating an insight into the young lover s hot blooded struggle against polite society Presenting the stories in chronological order, this edition offers an equivalent to a whole House of Mirt If you ve heard of
Oh my gosh I can t read Summer after having read Ethan frome Not a big fan of Edith Wharton.Ethan Frome is about a late 20 something man married, burdened, failing in his marriage and failing in his farming business In comes Mattie, a wayward child of just 20 who captivates his heart Ethan is all in a dither on how to act around her as his wife starts to realize having this young girl in her home is not the best idea When his wife hires another girl to care for her during her failing he Oh my gosh I can t read Summer after having read Ethan frome Not a big fan of Edith Wharton.Ethan Frome is about a late 20 something man married, burdened, failing in his marriage and failing in his farming business In comes Mattie, a wayward child of just 20 who captivates his heart Ethan is all in a dither on how to act around her as his wife starts to realize having this young girl in her home is not the best idea When his wife hires another girl to care for her during her failing health and orders Mattie to move out, Ethan must face not only how he feels but what he wants.Normally this might prove to be a delicious story, however, writing a story of a man s feelings by a female author I find to
Wharton is an amazing author She is the master of metaphor, and inevitable gathering of the black clouds of doom Ethan Frome lives in the fictional town of Starkfield, the perfect cold place for his stark, miserable existence He is
Endurance dwelled in acute loneliness, isolated and a prisoner of a sickly wife reminds me of what my mother always says, A family is a dictatorship ruled by the sickest member Both of these stories are all about hopelessness striving in hopeful hearts Wharton describes beautifully the painf
Not as sharp or as wonderfully arch as House of Mirth or Age of Innocence the rural setting of both novellas does seem to dull Wharton s prose a bit, though her eye for credible tragedy remains The grim inevitability of the last 40 or so pages of Summer, in particular, packs a real wallop. Originally published on my blog here and here in February 2002.Ethan FromeThere is often a tendency to romanticise American rural life in the days before modern communication, because people admire what they call the pioneer spirit When reading accounts from the time, such as the bleaker parts of Laura Ingalls Wilder s memoirs or Sinclair Lewis Main Street, or this novel, it is clear that it was not in the least an idyllic existence it was lonely hard work for in many cases little return Originally published on my blog here and here in February 2002.Ethan FromeThere is often a tendency to romanticise American rural life in the days before modern communication, because people admire what they call the pioneer spirit When reading accounts from the time, such as the bleaker parts of Laura Ingalls Wilder s memoirs or Sinclair Lewis Main Street, or this novel, it is clear that it was not in the least an idyllic existence it was lonely hard work for in many cases little return.The story of Ethan Frome comes in two parts The framing chapters, a foreword and an epilogue, are told by a stranger who comes to the aptly named New England town o
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Allow me to begin this review with an admission I hateadultery When I read Madame Bovary, I was like, Die When I read Anna Karenina, I was like, Die King David Die The man whose family I used to babysit for when I was a teenager Die There is nowhere in any universe, in any poetry, fiction, or prose, where I find adultery to be
holds up classic of human landscape of the soul First things first Skip the Elizabeth Stroud introduction explanation below.I think the Harry Potter series has ruined the name Lucius for me Or am I not the only person who sees that name now and thinks evil The love interest in Summer is named Lucius, and while Ms Wharton could not have know that, several decades after she penned her story, another author would use that name and create a wonderfully memorably bad guy, as a reader, I couldn t escape the foreboding feeling that Ms Wharton First things first Skip the Elizabeth Stroud introduction explanation below.I think the Harry Potter series has ruined the name Lucius for me Or am I not the only person who sees that name now and thinks evil The love interest in Summer is named Lucius, and while Ms Wharton could not have know that, several decades after she penned her story, another author would use that name and create a wonderfully memorably bad guy, as a reader, I couldn t escape the foreboding feeling that Ms Wharton s Lucius had to be evil, because, well, Malfoy.I read the edition of Ethan Frome and

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  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Ethan Frome and Summer
  • Edith Wharton
  • English
  • 26 December 2018
  • 0375757287