Among her best-known work is Ethan Frome 1911 which is considered her greatest tragic story The House of Mirth 1905 and The Age of Innocence 1920 for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. In the playing out of this short novels powerful and engrossing drama Edith Wharton constructed her least characteristic and most celebrated book. 3 of 5 stars. Whartons got a thing for peoples cousins doesnt she. A marked departure from Edith Whartons usual ironic contemplation of the fashionable New York society to which she belonged Ethan Frome is a sharply etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a nineteenth-century New England village. General Fiction RomanceEdith Wharton born Edith Newbold Jones January 24 1862 Aug. When Edith Whartons novel Ethan Frome was first published in 1911 reviews were largely negative. May 8 2020 by Essay Writer. Edith Whartons paternal family the Joneses were a wealthy and socially affluent family. The protagonist Ethan Frome is a man tormented by a passionate love for his ailing wifes young cousin. Choose from contactless Same Day Delivery Drive Up and more. This text is NOT unique. But sort of endearing in parts. Ethan Frome Fiction 1911 101 pages. Famously known as an acute observer of class and society in classics such as The Age of Innocence Edith Whartons Ethan Frome strays far from her typical stomping grounds leaving behind wealth and privilege to follow a struggling farmer who is exceedingly close to complete financial ruin. Frome and Zeena marry after she nurses his mother. Though during the years spent there certain of its aspects became much more familiar to me. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite these new editions open the door to literatures most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. View all my reviews.