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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:

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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.