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Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome


by Edith Wharton

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1. About how old is Ethan Frome at the beginning of the novel?
2. In what fictional town is the story set?
3. Who is Ruth Varnum, a.k.a. Mrs. Ned Hale?
4. Who drives the narrator to Corbury Flats every day to pick up his train?
5. The narrator loans Ethan a book about what subject?


1. 52
2. Starkfield, Massachusetts
3. The woman the narrator stays with in town
4. Ethan Frome
5. Engineering