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Ethan Frome ; Summer ; Bunner sisters / Edith Wharton ; introduction by Hermione Lee.

By: Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
Contributor(s): Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Summer | Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Bunner sisters.
Series: Everyman's library 312.Publisher: London : Everyman's library 2008Description: xlvii, 366 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780307268259 (US); 9781841593128 (UK).Subject(s): Farm life -- New England -- Fiction | Unrequited love -- Fiction | Married people -- Fiction | Young women -- Massachusetts -- Fiction | Single women -- New York (State) -- New York -- FictionDDC classification: 813.52 Summary: "These 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, 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 America's greatest writers." - Copac
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"These 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, 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 America's greatest writers." - Copac

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