Ethan Frome Ethan Frome question


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What do you think about Wharton's subject matter?
Tpk Tpk Mar 15, 2013 06:19PM
I read "Ethan Frome" a shile back, and have moved on to "The Age of Innocence." I have noticed that Wharton writes about people's everyday lives and th drama that ensues (as if we don't get enough of that in our day-to-day lives). Has anyone else noticed how Wharton always takes this mundane and frustrating aspect of the human condition and turns it into great drama?



I believe I have read all of Wharton's novels but certainly haven't begun to cover her short works. To me, Ethan Frome is an anomaly among the novels. Very gothic and the style intentionally primitive. So yes, quite interesting.


Ethan Frome was depressing.
Read Wharton's House of Mirth. Not a barrel of laughs either, but at least it's not such bleak reading.


I´ve read both Ethan Frome is the more interesting.


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