From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

  

by Edith Wharton

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Ethan Frome Teacher Pass


Ethan Frome Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture


Liam Neeson as Ethan

Of course there's a movie. This is a great tragic story; how could Hollywood pass on that? There was a version created for TV back in 1960, but the 1993 version is rated PG and available on Netflix. Buyer beware: One Washington Post reviewer said they "have made watery gruel [you know, the stuff Oliver Twist had to eat at the orphanage] of Edith Wharton's popular 1911 novella" (source). Let your students be the judge.