Paul Dinger's Reviews > Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Feb 09, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 1982

I have always been a big Edith Wharton fan and this short novel shows why. Ethan doesn't love the woman is trapped into a marriage with, and can't escape either. Wharton is a master and shows it in her shorter fiction.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Ethan Frome.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-2 of 2) (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Rhonda (last edited Feb 11, 2009 04:31PM) (new) - added it

Rhonda I remember reading Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence and disliking the experience, mostly because I found so much of the realism depressing and sad. However, with your review, I think I shall reconsider and read Ethan Frome again before I tackle another one of these silly modern readers which leave me feeling more empty still.

Paul Dinger Well, this too is a very sad and depressing book. Aside from possible loveless marriages, life was pretty bleak in Wharton land, but she wrote about it in a very beautiful way.

back to top