Ethan Frome

Author Name: 
Wharton, Edith
Grades: 
9
10
11
12
Comments: 
General
(Page numbers refer to Enriched Classic Pocket Books Edition) A man is in an unhappy marriage falls in love with a cousin who is living in his house to help his sickly wife. He imagines being with her but in the end he can’t be unfaithful to his wife so they try to unsuccessfully try to commit suicide together. Introduction-pVIII-author had an unhappy marriage and had a “passionate love affair” for three years. pX-author’s husband committed “infidelities” pXIII-women who didn’t end up marrying had to either work in a factory or become prostitutes. First chapter-l p12-hell P14-mention of church (as a landmark) Chapter I-p24-38-married man stands outside church watching a coed dance and dreams of being with a single girl chapter II-p47-he puts his arms around her p52-he thinks about kissing her chapter III-p58-he thinks about being alone in the house with her for the night while his wife is away chapter IV-p67-man interrupts engaged couple kissing chapter VIII-p108-110-considers leaving his wife and running away with the girl he loves chapter IX-p135-they kiss notes on the book-p152-Greek mythology p153-prostitution p160-virgin critical excerpts-p169-extramarital liason, sexual passion p174-sexual maturity suggestions for interested reader-p181-182-brief reviews of novels which may or may not be appropriate
School Resource: 
Teen: 
0
Rating: 
Classic
Book ID: 
960