Happy Friday friends! Are you ready for the next book review? I am so excited to share an author that I have actually mentioned once before.
Recently I read Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome. Now I read House of Mirth by Wharton a few months ago for a class and I have to admit, I wasn’t crazy about it. I found the plot a bit difficult to follow and I wasn’t overly impressed with the characters. This being said I was disappointed I didn’t love that book as much as I thought I would so I decided to give her another try. Ethan Frome is a rather short novel (only about 100 pages) but it’s a story I am so glad I picked up. The novel is about a man, Ethan who is in love with a woman who isn’t his wife. The story goes on to discuss the relationship between both Ethan’s relationship with his wife as well as his lover and the ultimate demise of both. The story is simply wonderful and I fell in love not only the story but the setting of the story as well, especially the part where the entirety of the novel is in the dead of winter with snow, snow, and yes more snow!
One thing I tend to do when deciding what book I am going to read next is I try and read an author I have but haven’t read yet. I think it is so important to read a variety of authors and time periods. However, I realized after reading this novel in particular how interesting it is to also reread authors you have already read. Not only do you figure out what your favorites are, but comparing and contrasting was a highlight for me and Wharton’s novels.
I hope you all enjoyed this post and let me know what your favorite Edith Wharton novel is. Also, if you are interested in me adding any segments to my book reviews, I’d love any advice/requests I can get!
Quote of the Day:
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” –Edith Wharton
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