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Overview

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Author

Edith Wharton

Year Published

1911

Type

Novella

Genre

Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator

Ethan Frome is narrated by a third-person limited narrator, except for the prologue and epilogue, which are narrated by an unnamed first-person narrator. The two narrators can be seen as the same but distinct: the prologue and epilogue reveal the narrator's personal experiences, while the novel's main body shows Ethan's experiences as interpreted through other characters' retellings.

Tense

Ethan Frome is narrated in past tense.

About the Title

Ethan Frome is named for its main character, a tragic hero.

Summary

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