Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton with Elizabeth Ammons (Contributor)

99 pages first pub 1911 (editions)

fiction classics dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

Set against the frozen waste of a harsh New England winter, Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome is a tale of despair, forbidden emotions, and sexual tensions, published with an introduction and notes by Elizabeth Ammons in Penguin Classics. Ethan Frome wo...

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Community Reviews Summary of 10,068 reviews

Moods

sad 74%
emotional 58%
dark 56%
reflective 41%
tense 26%
mysterious 12%
challenging 11%
adventurous 2%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 47%
slow 33%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 19% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 36% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 30% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 45% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | Yes: 4% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.27

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