|aEthan Frome /|cEdith Wharton ; retold by Susan Kingsley.
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a72 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. Stage 3, Classics
|aStage 3: 1000 headwords.
|aWord count: 10,700.
|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms 1997"--T.p. verso.
|aLife is always hard for the poor, in any place and at any time. Ethan Frome is a farmer in Massachusetts. He works long hours every day, but his farm makes very little money. His wife, Zeena, is a thin, grey woman, always complaining, and only interested in her own ill health. Then Mattie Silver, a young cousin, comes to live with the Fromes, to help Zeena and do the housework. Her bright smile and laughing voice bring light and hope into the Fromes' house - and into Ethan's lonely life. But poverty is a prison from which few people escape...
|aTriangles (Interpersonal relations)|vFiction.
|aNew England|xSocial life and customs|y20th century|vFiction.
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