A New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin.
This tragic short novel tells the tale of Ethan Frome, who lives an isolated life in cold New England. When his mother dies, he marries his cousin Zeena for companionship, rather than for love. When they hire Mattie Silver as a live-in household helper, Ethan and the young Mattie fall desperately in love. Inevitably, Zeena discovers the affair.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: General, Literary, Human Qualities + Behavior, Medicine + Health, Settings, Love + Relationships + Sex, Family + Friendship, Types of Characters, Society + Social Issues