Ethan Frome

[Ethan Frome]
Year: 
1911
Type: 
Public: 
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of publication: 
2006
Pages: 
128
Moral Assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Quality: 
Recomendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
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Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

In a desolate environment, Ethan Frome is a very poor man, married to Zeena, a quite sick woman but at the same time very dominant and selfish. Ethan falls in love with Mattie, a relative of his wife hired to take care of her, but Zeena, jealous, decides to send Mattie away knowing that she has nowhere to go. So, Mattie thinks that perhaps it would be better to end her life. It is one of the best stories of Edith Wharton. Despite being a very brief and difficult novel, it possesses great strength and psychological tension. It is a realistic, tragic, and fatalistic work, and impregnated with puritan resignation.

Author: Angeles Labrada, Spain, 2019