Ethan Frome is a novel that was published in 1911 by the American Pulitzer winner Edith Wharton Award. Tells the life of the character of the same name. The events take place in the New England change the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in a fictional town called Starkfield, Massachusetts. Edith Wharton Edith Jones was born in 1862. He received a marriage proposal still very young, but opposed by the perception of the fatuous and snobs laws of the Jones family well established. In 1885, at twenty years old, Edith married Edward Wharton, an older man that the Jones family considered suitable by their high social rank, whose name she kept after divorce.