- Author:Robin Peel,Edith Wharton
- Publisher:Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (June 28, 1999)
- Pages:172 pages
- Subcategory:Schools & Teaching
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Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.
It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993. The novel is framed by the literary device of an extended flashback. The prologue, which is neither named as such nor numbered, opens with an unnamed male narrator spending a winter in Starkfield while in the area on business
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte. The novel was published in 1911, set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, whose naming is a subtle overture to the book's mood. Featured in our collection of 25 Great American Novels. It is likely that the accident in the story is based on a real life incident that occurred in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1904 when five children were killed when they crashed into a lamppost while sliding down Courthouse Hill.
Jennifer Anne Haytock. Категория: Литература, Литературоведение. Категория: Языкознание, Словари.
Charity Royall, born among outcasts, she is rescued by lawyer Royall and lives with him as his ward in a small New England village. Published in 1912, it was, Bernard Berenson told Henry Adams, "better than any previous work excepting Ethan Frome.
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Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List. She read English and French literature by Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, William Shakespeare, John Milton, Jean Racine, Jean La Fontaine, and Victor Hugo. She read all of Johann Goethe's plays and poems and the poetry of John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
This novella is different from the kind of books Wharton usually wrote involving the upper classes from which she came. Ethan Frome begins with an Engineer who is temporarily staying in a small town in Massachusetts. He becomes interested in the only character that stands out in the town of friendly simple people. The narrator gathers bits and pieces of the story from reticent townspeople and then when a snowstorm hits, he spends the night with Frome and his family.
Aside from a Pulitzer-Prize winning talent for writing, she also had a distinct flair for design; and, The Mount was very much an expression of her classical tastes.
The nights are long and dark. The sun is almost invisible at that time of year. The life of a simple farmer, Ethan, is hard. He has to work much to survive. But his existence is not without pleasant and bright moments. It looks like Ethan is an ordinary farmer - unhurried, quiet. But he feels the beauty of the world.