Edith Wharton. Ethan Frome. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911.

    First edition, first printing, with the four pages of ads, "wearily" in the last line of page 135, and the blank leaf at the end. One of 2,500 copies. Octavo. [6], 195, [1, blank], [4, ads], [2, blank] pages.

    Original red cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine, all edges gilt. A near fine copy chemised in a gilt red morocco slipcase.

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    "Ethan Frome (1911), a sharply etched novelette concerning simple New England people, is considered her greatest tragic story, and shows a marked departure from the ironic contemplation of aristocratic mores and highly complex characters" (The Oxford Companion to American Literature)."No living American woman novelist compares in aesthetic importance to Edith Wharton" (Bloom, The Western Canon, (New York: 1994); p. 436). Garrison A19.1.a.

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