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Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780307268259
Author(s): Edith Wharton
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2008
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Dimensions: 135 x 206 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 366
Series: Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Number: 312

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These three brilliantly wrought, tragic novellas explore the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the social milieu usually inhabited by Edith Wharton's characters.

"Ethan Frome" is one of Wharton's most famous works; it is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village. "Summer, " also set in rural New England, is often considered a companion to "Ethan Frome"-Wharton herself called it "the hot Ethan"-in its portrayal of a young woman's sexual and social awakening. "Bunner Sisters" takes place in the narrow, dusty streets of late nineteenth-century New York City, where the constrained but peaceful lives of two spinster shopkeepers are shattered when they meet a man who becomes the unworthy focus of all their pent-up hopes.

All three of these novellas feature realistic and haunting characters as vivid as any Wharton ever conjured, and together they provide a superb introduction to the shorter fiction of one of our greatest writers.

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