This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Dennis Eady - The son of an ambitious Irish grocer, this character has a reputation for his pursuit of the young women of Starkfield.
Ethan Frome - When this defeated character's engineering studies are brought to an end by family crises, he is forced into caring for the family farm and for his wife of seven years.
Zeena Frome - See Zenobia Frome
Zenobia Frome - This character is an unhappy, malady-plagued wife of another character, who is thirty-five and "already an old woman."
Harmon Gow - This "village oracle" knows the...
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