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Ethan Frome (1911)

door Edith Wharton

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Ethan Frome, a poor, downtrodden New England farmer is trapped in a loveless marriage to his invalid wife, Zeena. His ambition and intelligence are oppressed by Zeena's cold, conniving character. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie arrives to help care for her, Ethan is immediately taken by Mattie's warm, vivacious personality. They fall desperately in love as he realizes how much is missing from his life and marriage. Tragically, their love is doomed by Zeena's ever-lurking presence and by the social conventions of the day. Ethan remains torn between his sense of obligation and his urge to satisfy his heart's desire up to the suspenseful and unanticipated conclusion.… (meer)
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  semoffat | Aug 30, 2021 |
What I think at page 49:
When I first picked up this book I thought it would be kind of like to kill a mockingbird where Jem and Scout were discovering about the mysterious Boo and he turned out to be a nice guy. Boy was I wrong. 10 pages in it switches from the new guys perspective to Young Ethan Frome's perspective. He loves his ill wife's cousin! He was HAPPY his wife left town to go see a doctor because then he could be alone with Mattie! Ethan disgusts me. Zeens being sick means that she needs him more, yet all he can concentrate on is Mattia and finishing everything else so that he has more time with her.

Can't be with the one you love because of a nasty ill wife? Clearly the solution is to kill yourself and the girl so that you'll never have to separate! Except when that fails you'll need to have your sickly wife take care of you both. This was such a pointless book. How is this a 'masterpiece'?!? Man falls in love even though he's already MARRIED, girl loves him back, they fail an attempted suicide, ill wife takes care of the both. What kind of story is that?!? ( )
  Nikki_Sojkowski | Aug 26, 2021 |
this has to be one of the most perfect books i have ever read. romantic, tragic and so painfully touching to read in parts. i don't think i'll ever forget Ethan's story. ( )
  SarahRita | Aug 11, 2021 |
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  ejmw | Aug 4, 2021 |
Thought it a great story but felt sorry for Ethan and Mattie. ( )
  Jimbookbuff1963 | Jun 5, 2021 |
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It will only take you the afternoon, but it’s shocking snowy ending will leave you pondering it for days.
toegevoegd door tim.taylor | bewerkWashingtonian, Hillary Kelly (Jan 22, 2016)
 

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Edith Whartonprimaire auteuralle editiesberekend
Ammons, ElizabethIntroductieSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Brick, ScottVertellerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Cheshire, GerardMedewerkerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Fadiman, CliftonIntroductieSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Guidall, GeorgeVertellerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Hébert, C MVertellerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Hutchinson, EmilyAbridged edition bySecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Munn, Helen T.VoorwoordSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Poor, Henry VarnumIllustratorSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Showalter, ElaineRedacteurSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
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He never turned his face to mine, or answered, except in monosyllables, the questions I put, or such slight pleasantries as I ventured. 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; but there was 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.
...we came to an orchard of starved apple-trees writing over a hillside among outcroppings of slate that nuzzled up through the snow like animals pushing out their noses to breathe. Beyond the orchard lay a field or two, their boundaries lost under drifts, and above the fields, huddled against the white immensities of land and sky, one of those lonely New England farmhouses that make the landscape lonelier.
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Ethan Frome, a poor, downtrodden New England farmer is trapped in a loveless marriage to his invalid wife, Zeena. His ambition and intelligence are oppressed by Zeena's cold, conniving character. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie arrives to help care for her, Ethan is immediately taken by Mattie's warm, vivacious personality. They fall desperately in love as he realizes how much is missing from his life and marriage. Tragically, their love is doomed by Zeena's ever-lurking presence and by the social conventions of the day. Ethan remains torn between his sense of obligation and his urge to satisfy his heart's desire up to the suspenseful and unanticipated conclusion.

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