A harsh New England winter. An unhappy marriage. A forbidden love. Ethan Frome may be Edith Wharton's most widely read novel. Differing in tone and theme from her other work, Wharton casts a poor farmer as the main character in this novella. Come read a literary masterpiece with us.
Ethan works his unproductive farm, and struggles to maintain an existence with his suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena's cousin enters their household as a "hired girl", Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent.