Being a very great observer of human nature, Edith Wharton has very skillfully developed the characters of the novel with a minimal number of strokes.
It is the artful writing of the author that has kept the book popular even today. There are several evocative passages in “Ethan Frome.” The beauty and splendor of winter in rural New England has been described in these evocative passages in the story.
The author’s deep sensibility to natural beauty and human psychology is reflected throughout the story and it consequently makes the novel highly convincing, providing an emphatic illustration of the rural life in New England.
“Ethan Frome” is even today the author’s one of the most popular novels. Although it is a short book, it has rightly established itself as one of American Literature’s great tragic love stories. The book has found its place in educational institutions around the world and it is one of the most discussed books in the academic circles.
"Ethan Frome" Made Easy: Literature Guide
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis