Ethan Frome Summer Bunner Sisters

Ethan Frome  Summer  Bunner Sisters

Edith Wharton. JONATHAN SWIFT Gulliver's Travels JUNICHIRO TAN IZAKI The
Makiolta Sisters W. M. THACKERAY Vanity Fair HENRY DAVID THOREAU I/
Valden ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE Democracy in America LEO TIOLSTOY ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780804152938

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) These three brilliantly wrought, tragic novellas explore the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the social milieu usually inhabited by Edith Wharton's characters. Ethan Frome is one of Wharton's most famous works; it is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village. Summer, also set in rural New England, is often considered a companion to Ethan Frome-Wharton herself called it “the hot Ethan”-in its portrayal of a young woman's sexual and social awakening. Bunner Sisters takes place in the narrow, dusty streets of late nineteenth-century New York City, where the constrained but peaceful lives of two spinster shopkeepers are shattered when they meet a man who becomes the unworthy focus of all their pent-up hopes. All three of these novellas feature realistic and haunting characters as vivid as any Wharton ever conjured, and together they provide a superb introduction to the shorter fiction of one of our greatest writers.
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The Bunner Sisters Annotated

The Bunner Sisters  Annotated

"Bunner Sisters," written in 1892 but not published until 1916 in Xingu and Other Stories, takes place in a shab neighborhood in New York City.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1077143443

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Page: 94

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"Bunner Sisters," written in 1892 but not published until 1916 in Xingu and Other Stories, takes place in a shab neighborhood in New York City.
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Bunner Sisters

Bunner Sisters

For the Bunner sisters, one day stretches, much like the others, into the next, and the two women live on in diginified and phlegmatic acceptance of their eminently safe lives.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781421805290

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Ann Eliza and Evelina Bunner live a quiet and routinized life, the most precarious aspect of which is the danger of not being able to pay their monthly rent. For the Bunner sisters, one day stretches, much like the others, into the next, and the two women live on in diginified and phlegmatic acceptance of their eminently safe lives. Their status quo condition is disrupted when Hermann Ramy, a modest, lonely, and enigmatic man, enters their lives. Both sisters become attracted to Ramy, and when he proposes marriage to the older sister, Ann Eliza, she rejects his suit, despite her wish to accept it. Realizing that her younger sister also wants to marry Ramy, Ann Eliza puts aside her own happiness in the hopes that Ramy will propose to Evelina. He does and she accepts. However, Ann Eliza's act of renunciation, motivated by a generous commitment to her sister's happiness, has disastrous consequences. In marrying Ramy, Evelina is ushered into a harsh life of physical battering, starvation, illness, and death. Rany, a drug addict, squanders his wife's small savings, beats her when she is pregnant, and, when she is of no further use to him, abandons her. Destroyed by Ramy's abuse, Evelina returns home, where, she dies of consumption.
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Bunner Sister

Bunner Sister

"Bunner Sisters," written in 1892 but not published until 1916 in Xingu and Other Stories, takes place in a shabby neighborhood in New York City.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979203814

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"Bunner Sisters," written in 1892 but not published until 1916 in Xingu and Other Stories, takes place in a shabby neighborhood in New York City. The two Bunner sisters, Ann Eliza the elder, and Evelina the younger, keep a small shop selling artificial flowers and small handsewn articles to Stuyvesant Square's "female population."Ann Eliza gives Evelina a clock for her birthday. The clock leads the sisters to become involved with Herbert Ramy, owner of "the queerest little store you ever laid eyes on." Soon Ramy is a regular guest of the Bunner sisters, who realize that their "treadmill routine," once so comfortable, is now "intolerably monotonous.
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The Bunner Sisters

The Bunner Sisters

But that was of little consequence, since its fame was so purely local that the customers on whom its existence depended were almost congenitally aware of the exact range of "goods" to be found at Bunner Sisters'.

Author: Edith Wharton

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ISBN: 9798638733490

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Page: 69

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In the days when New York's traffic moved at the pace of the drooping horse-car, when society applauded Christine Nilsson at the Academy of Music and basked in the sunsets of the Hudson River School on the walls of the National Academy of Design, an inconspicuous shop with a single show-window was intimately and favourably known to the feminine population of the quarter bordering on Stuyvesant Square. It was a very small shop, in a shabby basement, in a side- street already doomed to decline; and from the miscellaneous display behind the window-pane, and the brevity of the sign surmounting it (merely "Bunner Sisters" in blotchy gold on a black ground) it would have been difficult for the uninitiated to guess the precise nature of the business carried on within. But that was of little consequence, since its fame was so purely local that the customers on whom its existence depended were almost congenitally aware of the exact range of "goods" to be found at Bunner Sisters'.
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Edith Wharton in Context

Edith Wharton in Context

H. Lee “Introduction” to Edith Wharton.' Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters (
New York: Knopf, 2008), ix—xxviii; ix—x. Subsequent references to this work are
included in the text. 4. Contrasted with Bunner Sisters, Gertrude Stein's Three ...

Author: Laura Rattray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107310810

Category: Literary Criticism

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Edith Wharton was one of America's most popular and prolific writers, becoming the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1921. In a publishing career spanning seven decades, Wharton lived and wrote through a period of tremendous social, cultural and historical change. Bringing together a team of international scholars, this volume provides the first substantial text dedicated to the various contexts that frame Wharton's remarkable career. Each essay offers a clearly argued and lucid assessment of Wharton's work as it relates to seven key areas: life and works, critical receptions, book and publishing history, arts and aesthetics, social designs, time and place, and literary milieux. These sections provide a broad and accessible resource for students coming to Wharton for the first time while offering scholars new critical insights.
Categories: Literary Criticism

21 Books

21 Books

This book-collection file includes 13 novels (Touchstone, Valley of Decision, Sanctuary, House of Mirth, Fruit of the Tree, Ethan Frome, The Reef, the Custom of the Country, Bunner Sisters, Summer, Age of Innocence, Glimpses of the Moon), 6 ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express

ISBN: 9781455391363

Category: Fiction

Page: 4011

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This book-collection file includes 13 novels (Touchstone, Valley of Decision, Sanctuary, House of Mirth, Fruit of the Tree, Ethan Frome, The Reef, the Custom of the Country, Bunner Sisters, Summer, Age of Innocence, Glimpses of the Moon), 6 collections of stories (Crucial Instances, The Greater Inclination, Tales of Men and Ghosts, The Hermit and the Wild Woman, The Descent of Man, and Eleven Stories by Edith Wharton), a book of verse (Artemis to Actaeon), and two non-fiction books (Fighting France and In Morocco). According to Wikipedia: "Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. ... The Age of Innocence (1920), perhaps her best known work, won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making her the first woman to win the award."
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Collected Shorter Fiction Volume II

Collected Shorter Fiction  Volume II

... and Histories JUNICHIRO TANIZAKI The Makioka Sisters W. M. THACKERAY
Vanity Fair HENRY DAVID THOREAU ... US only) EDITH WHARTON The Age of
Innocence The Custom of the Country Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters (in
 ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780307819918

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist. Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji Murád will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness. Aylmer and Louise Maude’s classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English.
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The 20th Century O Z

The 20th Century O Z

Although Ethan Frome involves a poor New England farm family, Wharton's
familiar themes predominate: a man under ... The Bunner Sisters contains a
sensitive person trapped within an inferior human being, while Summer depicts
squalid ...

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136593628

Category: History

Page: 1412

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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

people,—though Ethan Frome and Summer and Bunner Sisters are there to
prove that she is interested in people of all sorts and though the four of her major
novels which do deal with the rich cover entirely different areas of society. But
really ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460400388

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The Age of Innocence marks the pinnacle of Edith Wharton’s career as one of the finest American novelists of her era. The narrative follows Newland Archer, of upper-crust 1870s New York, whose passion for the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska leads him to question the very foundations of his way of life. Written in the aftermath of World War I, the novel explores the psychological and cultural paradoxes of desire in a world undergoing unprecedented transformations. This edition includes a critical introduction and a range of appendices that contextualize the novel in terms of its modernist themes and tensions.
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Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton Carol Singley. B3, p. 165). Wharton came to think of Ethan Frome
as her masterpiece. Among ... Wharton also describes poverty in a novella
entitled Bunner Sisters, published in 1916 but composed most likely in 1892 (Lee
161). ... Summer (1917), which she dubbed her “Hot Ethan” in a letter to friend
Gaillard Lapsley (Lewis and Lewis, 385), explores mate— rial, social, ETHAN
FROME 15.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460402672

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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This amply annotated edition of Wharton’s 1911 classic novella includes textual notes and documents, including Wharton's preface, letters, reviews, and early short story, “Mrs. Manstey’s View.” It is accompanied by the editor’s comprehensive introduction and a wide array of readings on topics central to the novella: tragedy, health and fitness, sex and marriage, and turn-of-the-century New England poverty and isolation. Of her twenty-five novels and novellas, Ethan Frome is the one of which Edith Wharton was most proud. Historically viewed as a high society writer or novelist of manners, Wharton is now receiving her due as an astute chronicler and critic of American life who brought literary realism to new levels and helped to usher in a period of modernist innovation. This Broadview Edition demonstrates that Ethan Frome, a nightmarish saga of thwarted romance, is not an anomaly in Wharton’s career, but a natural outgrowth of her interest in the interplay of individual and society.
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The Moral Conservatism of Edith Wharton

The Moral Conservatism of Edith Wharton

NOVELS ABOUT THE POOR -ll In Ethan Frome, Bunner Sisters, and Summer,
books that deal with a lower social stratum, we see Mrs. Wharton easing her
emotional strain by attacks upon poverty, says Edmund Wilson. Bunner Sisters
he ...

Author: Mary Lund Rice

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951T004030905

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Page: 171

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Edith Wharton s Narrative Technique

Edith Wharton s Narrative Technique

FOOTNOTES *Summer is not always considered a novel. It does have much in
common with Ethan Frome (1911) and "The Bunner Sisters," Xingu (1916). A11
three deal with a triangle that traps a superior sensibility. A11 three are set in ...

Author: Mary Louise Pitlick

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89100408681

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Page: 752

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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

above were paralleled by another series — Ethan Frome , The Bunner Sisters
and Summer — which dealt with milieux of a different kind . Ethan Frome is still
much read and well - known ; but The Bunner Sisters has been undeservedly ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015000563018

Category: History, Modern

Page: 181

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In this collection of criticisms, Edith Wharton's unique gifts as a story-teller and her superb talents as a craftsman are carefully evaluated.
Categories: History, Modern

Ethan Frome and Summer

Ethan Frome and Summer

What seemed so remarkable to its early readers , what still seems remarkable to
anyone familiar with Edith Wharton ' s other ... Another nouvelle , “ The Bunner
Sisters , ” included in the Xingu and Other Stories collection of 1916 , must also
be ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006132063

Category: American fiction

Page: 272

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Sumer: Eighteen-year-old Charity Royall enjoys an idyllic summer romance with visiting architect Lucius Harney, a romance marred by her life in her poor mountain community and the amorous attentions of her guardian.
Categories: American fiction

Twentieth century American Literature

Twentieth century American Literature

And the three novels I have touched on above were paralleled by another series
Ethan Frome , Bunner Sisters and Summer — which dealt with milieux of a
different kind . Ethan Frome is still much read and well - known ; but Bunner
Sisters ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 0877548072

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 4747

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Excerpts from interviews, and reviews discuss the life and works of American authors from the early twentieth century to the present
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An Edith Wharton Treasury

An Edith Wharton Treasury

Edith Wharton Arthur Hobson Quinn ... But the fact remains that while Ethan
Frome is a great novel , Summer is not . ... But the most remarkable story of this
collection is “ Bunner Sisters , " a novelette of almost the same length as Ethan
Frome .

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015001025627

Category: Short stories

Page: 581

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Categories: Short stories

American Women Fiction Writers 1900 1960

American Women Fiction Writers  1900 1960

In A Backward Glance she explains that Ethan Frome arose from her desire " to
draw life as it really was in the derelict mountain villages of ... in her career , well
before challenging the tradition in regional novels such as Ethan Frome and
Summer or assuming the persona ... 1891 ) , and " Bunner Sisters " ( written circa
1891 ; published 1916 in Xingu ) , Wharton interfuses the city landscapes of
naturalism ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: UCSC:32106014625583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Provides a brief profile of each author and selections from literary criticism of each author's major works
Categories: Literary Criticism

Panjab University Research Bulletin

Panjab University Research Bulletin

THE ARRIVAL AT SELFHOOD OF THE WHARTON WOMAN : A FRESH
GLANCE AT ETHAN FROME & SUMMER D ... the humble Ann Eliza Bunner who
sacrifices her happiness for the sake of her sister in The Bunner Sisters and
many more ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001982859

Category: Arts

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Categories: Arts