Ethan Frome

  • by Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by C.M. Hebert
  • 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Probably the most famous of Edith Wharton's novels, Ethan Frome contrasts sharply with her usual ironic contemplation of the fashionable New York society to which she herself belonged and whose strengths and weaknesses she understood so well. Ethan Frome is a keenly-etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a 19th-century New England village.Ethan, a gaunt, patient New Englander, is a man tormented by a passionate love for his wife's young cousin, Mattie. Restricted by the bonds of marriage and the fear of public condemnation, his desperate quest for happiness ultimately leads to pain and despair. Ethan's story, with its tragic implications of what might have been, has had an irresistible fascination over the past century.


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excellently narrated

The narrator did an excellent job of portraying the Edith Wharton's classic. She kept a good pace throughout the story. This is one of Edith Wharton's shorter works that I highly recommend.
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- Korinda

Kind of a downer

What an odd little story. This is a book I have had on my list for a long, long time. I must say it was a little disappointing. The irony of the ending makes it worth the read, but I just had a hard time caring about these characters. I'm glad it was a short book because I couldn't have handled much more. I have two more Edith Wharton books on my to-read list, but I'm not sure now if I'll ever read them.
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- Sher from Provo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-20-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.