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  • Paperback
  • 92 pages
  • Ethan Frome
  • Edith Wharton
  • 05 April 2018
  • 9781543206876

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  1. says:

    He seemed a part of the mute melancholy landscape, an incarnation of it s frozen woe, with all that was warm and sentient in him fast bound below the surface but there was nothing nothing unfriendly in his silence I simply felt that he lived in a depth of moral isolation too remote for casual access, and I had the sense that his loneliness was not merely the result of his personal plight, tragic as I guessed that to be, but had in it, as Harmon Gow had hinted, the profound accumulated cold of many Starkfield winters Our narrator, we never learn his name, hired Ethan Frome to drive him around in a sleigh for a few days A winter storm necessitates that he spend an evening and a night in Frome s house He meets Mattie the cousin and Zeena the wife The situation existing in the House of Frome is an odd one and his natural curiosity spurs him to start an informal investigation into the life of Ethan Frome After the opening chapter we flash back twenty four years to a man in the process of waking up from a life he has found himself trapped in When Ethan meets Mattie an internal conflict begins Mattie reads and she reminds on a daily basis, just by her presence, the part of himself that vanished like smoke years ag...


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    Because March is women s history month, I made it a point to only read women authors over the course of the month As the month winds to a close, I have visited many places and cultures, learning about historical events from a female perspective Yet, to observe women s history month, it would not be complete with paying homage to classic authors In this regard, I decided to read Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton s tragic novella Ethan Frome of Starkfield, Massachusetts has known much tragedy in his life First his father grew ill, leaving young Frome to move back to care for the family farm Then his mother grew sick, and a young relation named Zenobia Silver came to live with the Fromes to care for her Without much of a future besides the farm in his possession, Frome falls for Zenobia, and they marry Yet, Zenobia is not a country girl, and Frome hopes to sell the farm so that he can move his wife into town Tragedy strikes again as now Zenobia grows ill Frome is unable to sell the farm and is isolated in the country Zenobia a relations suggest that a young cousin Mattie Silver come and care for her in the manner that Zenobia had cared fo...


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    This is a romantic tragedy that culminates in a sledding accident I will just say a few brief words about that First, there is probably a reason that sledding accidents don t figure prominently in tragedies Shakespeare wrote like 13 tragedies and to the best of my knowledge none featured a sledding accident I have not read Titus Andronicus, so I can t be sure If Shakespeare doesn t need to include a sled wreck, then neither do you.I will also say that I found Ethan and Mattie s attempted double suicide by sledding a little hard to take seriously I mean, there are probably dozens of reasons that serious people don t rank sled tree collisions on their Top 5 List of preferred suicide methods, but certainly the fact that adult doubles sledding is inherently ridiculous is one Another that springs to mind is the unreliability of trying to kill yourself by sledding into a tree Ethan ends up breaking his legs and paralyzing Mattie, which is pretty much the best you can realistically hope to do if you sled into a tree.Really, I find it remarkable that Edith Wharton s reputation survived Ethan Frome and his sled antics It makes me want to read House of Mirth, because it must be REALLY REALLY good.As a side note, this is exactly the kind of ridiculous melodramatic bullshit I always had to read in high school Teachers getting all worked up about the symbolism of the New England winter and failing to understand why 16 year olds don t respond to the tragedy of star crossed lovers ...


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    spoilers what spoilers i have changed my stance on the cover a initially, i thought that it was showing an altogether different type of activity, and then b when ariel called it a spoiler, i reinterpreted it to something else and was still wrong, and then c everything that may potentially be spoiled is pretty much spelled out in the first ten pages so is that a spoiler, or is that foreshadowing tomato, potatowhat is so excellent about this book is that it is not at all a depressing book while you are reading it it is an intensely hopeful book but then gutpunch the depressing bits happen offscreen, after all the meat of the story has been digested this metaphor is escaping me but in the lacuna between when the story ends and the nosy new kid narrator in town comes on the scene such a fantastic new england type character hi, i just moved in, tell me all ...


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    Magnificent, spectacular I somehow always feel I must assign many types of superlatives to the magnificent spectacular Edith Wharton Definitely top ten writers of ALL TIME contender Her best is Age of Innocence, and her not as much personally, alas is House of Mirth , but sandwiched between them is this tense novella about the restrictions of unconventional feeling And it has the type of invigorating force that compels the ...


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    Hey Mrs Kinetta, are you still inflicting all that horrible Ethan Frome damage on your students John Cusack, Grosse Pointe Blank If you re looking for a book with an ever increasing level of misery, this one is hard to beat Try this test the next time you re ...


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    Sparse prose is sexy Sexy And that s why I ve given it a special shelf on my page, called a buck and change.Guess what else sparse prose is Rare.That s why I have only seven books on there.Why Why are these precious books that fall under 200 pages so rare Because writers tend to overwrite everything.But not Edith Wharton, the queen of sparse prose And Ms Wharton, though she may appear stolid in her old black and white portraits, was one sexy lady.She manages in Ethan Frome to take one anti hero, one untamed shrew, and one manipulative maiden, and proves, in less than 100 pages, that winter, isolation and poverty do not discriminate.Wharton is never a sell out She gives you foreshadowing, symbolism and metaphors in just the right dosages, and she never wastes your time And when one red dish shatters into sharp ...


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    L INVERNO DEL CUORELiam Neeson Ethan Frome nel film del 1993 diretto da John Madden Non era tanto la sua statura, perch quasi tutti gli indigeni spiccavano a prima vista tra le razze forestiere pi tozze proprio per la loro altezza dinoccolata era piuttosto quel suo aspetto naturalmente vigoroso, nonostante fosse talmente zoppo che, a ogni passo, sembrava che una catena legata ai piedi lo trattenesse di colpo Aveva nel volto qualcosa di desolato e di chiuso e appariva cos rigido e bianco che lo avevo preso per un vecchio, al punto che, quando mi dissero che non aveva pi di cinquantadue anni, rimasi stupito.Ecco la perfetta descrizione di quello che stato il suo interprete pi convincente, seppure in un film non molto convincente, nonostante il cast Mi riferisco a Liam Neeson, che mi pare un match ideale.Joan Allen la moglie Zeena.La Wharton si allontana decisamente dall ambiente che gli pi familiare, quello dell establishment parvenu o meno , al quale lei stessa apparteneva E si allontana dal milieu urbano che di pi non si potrebbe New England, Massachusetts, un paesino immaginario, Starkfield, montagna neve ghiaccio freddo, gente che vive e parla in a...


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    Just when you think that it s safe to kiss someone you re not married to, just then, disaster lurks barely a sledge ride away Ethan Frome is remarkable, in probability wrongly, in my mind for its relentless bleakness This is an American novella, by an American author in which there is no escape The West is there, but the protagonist can t afford the journey This an impoverished landscape, the modest hero ploughs an infertile furrow An ungallant way to refer to a marriage, but there you go, in Ethan Frome marriage is duty, burdensome than most A best pickle dish is too precious to use and when broken is carried out with as much solemnity as a dead body, perhaps The consequences of sin are life long, while grace, let alone redemption, are entirely absent Then again perhaps it is natural if in a country there is an overwhelming belief in optimism, expansion, and the possibility of forever starting again that a contrasting voice emerges that says yes, that may well be the American dream, but this is the American reality.Very oddly Ethan Frome reminds me of The Great Gatsby and those boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past There some surface glitter covered over an essential immobility that here i...


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    CAMOUFLAGE There is the stark landscape of the stark field Starkfield it is Then slowly, through third party eyes, with all the distance that this implies, we begin to discern a shape that slowly acquires its own entity against its background No, not even third party eyes, but third parties of the third party Even further removed For the book begins thus I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.And thus, in this remoteness, emerges a figure, and the third party is discarded and we get a lot closer, sitting or, or reading, or looking from the first row.But still Hardly discernible, even if the title helps to focus on the developing shape He seemed a part of the mute melancholy landscape, an incarnation of its frozen woe, with all that was warm and sentient in him fast bound below the surface. .Veiled are also the rest of the characters They all live a discoverable and outward, but their feelings are hidden to the others and to themselves Again, as one tunes in one s eye, one s senses, one begins to discern those covered, those concealed and unformed emotions Feelings are so clouded that it takes them years, for people living under the same roof, to identify them, to let them free Actions and speech of the people in Starkfield...

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