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ETHAN FROME by  Edith Wharton - First Edition - 1911 - from Sumner & Stillman (SKU: 12604)

ETHAN FROME

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ETHAN FROME

by Wharton, Edith

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1911. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. 1 preliminary page + 4 pp undated ads. Original red cloth. First Edition of Edith Wharton's best-known book, a grim novella sited on a bleak Massachusetts farm. "As in THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, the central problem is that of the barriers imposed by local convention upon an individual whose happiness depends on rising above them" [OCAL]. This copy's leaves have a gilt top edge, and the word "wearily" is printed properly at the bottom of p. 135. Both copies with gilt top edge and copies with plain top edge appear with this word both perfect and battered: therefore, although it is generally assumed that "wearily" became battered during the 6000-copy print run (though it's possible it became battered and was then fixed), one cannot assume that the 2500 copies with gilt top edge were printed or issued earlier than the 3500 copies with plain top edge. In any event, this is a very nearly fine copy (one very faint damp-mark on the front cover, one leaf with a repaired marginal tear). Garrison A19.1.a.

Synopsis

Ethan Frome is a novel that was published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in turn-of-the-century New England in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film in 1993.

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On Dec 7 2004, Pazzo Books said:
Other than an unmitigated desire to smack the whiny lady upstairs, Ethan Frome had virtually no impact on me. While most books I really detest are extremely long, Wharton managed to flip the switch in what is basically a novella. Impressive.

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Bookseller
Sumner & Stillman US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
12604
Title
ETHAN FROME
Author
Wharton, Edith
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Date published
1911
Keywords
Johnson Hispot; ; Lady
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction (Early 20th Century); Books By Women;

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About Sumner & Stillman

Founded in 1980, Sumner & Stillman is a small family business providing personal service in the buying and selling of literary first editions of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) for over 30 years.

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