Thursday, May 03, 2007

Guess the Title of the Novel

For Leon (and anybody else who'd like to take a try) msn smileys

Can you guess from the ending the title of the early American 20th century novel published in 1911:

She took off her spectacles again, leaned toward me across the bead-work table-cover, and went on with lowered voice: "There was one day, about a week after the accident, when they all thought Mattie couldn't live. Well, I say it's a pity she did. I said it right out to our minister once, and he was shocked at me. Only he wasn't with me that morning when she first came to... And I say, if she'd ha' died, Ethan might ha' lived; and the way they are now, I don't see's there's much difference between the Fromes up at the farm and the Fromes down in the graveyard; 'cept that down there they're all quiet, and the women have got to hold their tongues."

No hints needed.



Leonard Blumfeld said...

Dear Mary,

That's from "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton!

(I've never read this novel, but the names in the ending give it away.)

Hmmmm ... which novel will I pick next?


the teach said...

That's why I said no hints needed! Hah!