48. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (1911)
Length: 176 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 5 September 2011
Finished: 15 September 2011
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 2 May 2011
Why do I have it? Mareena and I were watching the movie version with Liam Neeson when I asked her to find a copy for me to read.
A farmer in turn-of-the-century New England struggles to survive and to make his farm successful. First he is tethered to the land by his helpless parents; then by his ailing wife. When Ethan’s wife’s alluring cousin comes to stay, she and Ethan become trapped in a hopelessly passionate love affair. Trapped by fear of public condemnation and the bonds of a loveless marriage, Ethan starts down a path which could eventually lead to tragedy for all involved.
I had originally wanted to read this book after seeing the movie with Liam Neeson. Mareena and I caught the last part of the movie and were shocked at how sad it was. I love a sad book and Mareena loves the classics. I give this book an A+!
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight