Additional Resources for Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

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Ehzabeth Ammons, "Edith Wharton's 'Ethan Frome' and the Question of Meaning," in Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 7, 1979, pp. 127-40

Ammons discusses Ethan Frome in relation to the classic fairytale, arguing that the novel works as modern fairy story, as social criticism, and that it dramatizes male fear of woman.

Shan Benstock and Barbara Grossman, in No Gifts from Chance A Biography of Edith Wharton, Scribner's, 1994 An investigation into Wharton's work and personal relationships from a feminist perspective, drawing on many previously unavailable sources.

Jean Frantz Blackall, "Edith Wharton's Art of Ellipsis," in 'Ethan Frome" Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism, edited by Krisnn O. Lauer and Cynthia Griffin Wolff, Norton, 1995, pp. 170-74.

Blackall discusses Wharton's use of the ellipsis, showing how they may represent (among other things) the inexpressible or that which a character is unwilling to express They might also be used to entice the reader...

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