Ethan Frome was published in 1911.
While I have to admit I picked this one because it was a short story, and I wanted something fast for a change, this book really lingers with me. I don't want to spoil it, but it's the ultimate 'careful what you wish for,' story.
The whole story is told 24 years after it occurs, as a flashback while the preface narrator tries to learn more about a resident in the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, where he's staying for a year. Ethan Frome is more than meets the eye.
I was surprised to learn that this was also made into a movie in 1993. The reviews aren't the best, but I'd like to see it just to compare it to the story in my mind's eye. ;)
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