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Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction
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Category:classics, fiction, short-stories, literature, american
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The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country, Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction, The Age of Innocence, The Glimpses of the Moon, Summer, Roman Fever and Other Stories, The House of Mirth, The Buccaneers, Ethan Frome
These spine tingling tales of the supernatural bring to light the author s interest in the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits hauntings and other phenomena Fine line drawings by Laszlo Kubinyi enhance the mysterious and sometimes chilling mood br br The lady s maid s bell br The eyes br Afterward br Kerfol br The triumph of night br Miss Mary Pask br Bewitched br Mr Jones br Pomegranate seed br The looking glass br All souls, Considered by some to be her finest work Edith Wharton s Summer created a sensation when first published in as it was one of the first novels to deal honestly with a young woman s sexual awakening Summer is the story of proud and independent Charity Royall a child of mountain moonshiners adopted by a family in a poor New England town who has a passionate love affair with Lucius Harney an educated young man from the city Wharton broke the conventions of woman s romantic fiction by making Charity a thoroughly contemporary woman in touch with her feelings and sexuality yet kept from love and the larger world she craves by the overwhelming pressures of environment and heredity Praised for its realism and candor by such writers as Joseph Conrad and Henry James and compared to Flaubert s Madame Bovary Summer was one of Wharton s personal favorites of all her novels and remains as fresh and relevant today as when it was first written, Nan and Jinny St George have both wealth and beauty in generous supply In the New York society of the s however only those with old money can achieve the status of the elite and it is here that the sisters seem doomed to failure br br Nan s new governess Laura Testvalley herself an outsider takes pity on their plight and launches them instead on the unsuspecting British aristocracy Lords dukes marquesses and MPs it seems not only appreciate beauty but also the money that New York s i nouveaux riches i can supply br br A love story of love and marriage among the old and new moneyed classes i The Buccaneers i is a delicately perceptive portrayal of a world on the brink of change, First published in THE HOUSE OF MIRTH shocked the New York society it so deftly chronicles portraying the moral social and economic restraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities br br Lily Bart beautiful witty and sophisticated is accepted by old money and courted by the growing tribe of nouveaux riches But as she nears thirty her foothold becomes precarious a poor girl with expensive tastes she needs a husband to preserve her social standing and to maintain her in the luxury she has come to expect Whilst many have sought her something fastidiousness or integrity prevents her from making a suitable match