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Ethan Frome

The novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton was published in 1911.  Ethan barely makes a living on a farm in New England for himself and his wife.  His wife’s cousin, Mattie, moves in with them and Ethan and Mattie fall in love.  Mattie and Ethan try to kill themselves because they are so unhappy.  They are severely injured and Ethan’s wife ends up taking care of both Ethan and Mattie.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Edith Wharton (Keywords Anywhere)
  • Ethan Frome (Keywords Anywhere)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3545 .H16

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Wharton, Edith. Ethan Frome. 1968.  Call Number:  PS3545 .H16 E7 1968
  • Ammons, Elizabeth. Edith Wharton’s Argument with America. 1980.  Call Number:  PS3545 .H16 Z54
  • Killoran, Helen. Edith Wharton: Art and Allusion. 1996.  Call Number:  PS3545 .H16 Z687 1996
  • Smith, Christopher (Ed.). Readings on Ethan Frome. 2000.  Call Number:  PS3545 .H16 E736 2000

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction. 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN3321 .C75 2000

                  o   Vol. 7, pgs. 3442-3450     

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number:  REF PN50 .L574 1997

                  o   Vol. 2, pgs. 125-129

  • Magill’s Survey of American LiteratureCall Number: REF PS21 .M34 2007

                  o   Vol. 6, pg. 2667-69

                  o   Vol. 84, pg. 262-360

  • Masterplots (Second Revised Edition) Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33 1996

                  o   Vol. 4, pgs. 2094-97                     

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN44 .N937

                  o   Vol. 5, pgs. 122-144

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3321 .S5

                  o   Vol. 6, pgs. 415-417, 419, 422, 438-439

  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .G27

                  o   Vol. 3, pgs. 556-580

                  o   Vol. 9, pgs. 541-554

                  o   Vol. 27, pgs. 381-417

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

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