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    Ethan Frome is a novel told in flashbacks by an unnamed narrator who recounts his experiences with the title character, an ambitious and driven man plagued by bad fortune. Ethan's home life is tense. He falls in love with his housemaid as his wife, Zenobia, becomes sicker and sicker. Suffering money troubles and guilty over his feelings for Mattie, Ethan eventually becomes paralyzed during an attempted suicide pact with his maid.