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Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters
by Edith Wharton and Hermione Lee


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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.  Read more...


 
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More About Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton; Hermione Lee
 
 
 
Overview

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780307268259
  • ISBN-10: 030726825X
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • Publish Date: February 2008
  • Page Count: 366
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds

Series: Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics

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