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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
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Jul 15, 2009

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Jeanette I read this book because my daughter had to read it for Honors English and I read it through a mother's eye. I didn't understand why 8th graders were reading about a man stuck in a loveless marriage and yearning for another woman. When I looked at the story through a reader's eye, I saw the tragedy that Wharton described so well. The copy I read had an introduction by Anita Shreve, one of my favorite writers, that help me to understand Wharton's style and possible her inspiration for the story.

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