Ethan Frome Personal Response

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Ethan Frome. Edith Wharton.375 Hudson street New York, New York, 10014, USA: New American Library, 2000. 157 The book Ethan Frome was written by Edith Wharton. Ethan has had a hard life, and in the story is trapped between his sickly, overbearing wife, and loving his house girl, Mattie. This tragic romance seems to be aimed more towards the female psyche, and this affected how I interpreted it. I liked this book, but only because of the author�s ability to build up personalities for the key characters. Originally printed in Paris in1911, the novel is set in turn-of-the-century Starkfield, Massachusetts. There is little money to be had by any of the characters, and the sciences, especially in the field of medicine are lacking. The
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