Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturday Morning Book Review

Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton

Before listening to Ethan Frome, the only book I had read of Wharton’s was The Custom of the Country and Frome is very different. From the beginning you just know that poor Ethan just never has a break in life, even his name sounds depressing, but you hope and you do glimpse into his happier moments. I think that one of the messages you get from Wharton’s writing, is to be double and triple sure before you marry. Marriage is for life, and for better and worse, so try to pick a partner that is going to give you a life of more better than worse. This is another work I listened to on Librivox. It was read by the always talented Elizabeth Klett and really does not take that long to listen to. You can find the recording at or you can read it for free at I will also add a link for purchase at Favorites-Book Review. Get out there and read or listen to some of these classics, they are so well written and although you can find lessons in them for today, they also take you back to a different time where there were different values. It is always good to know how our societies have either evolved or maybe slid backwards.


No comments: