“What kind of accident cripples Ethan Frome in Edith Wharton’s novel Ethan Frome (1911)? He and his beloved, Mattie Silver, drive a sled into a tree in a botched suicide attempt.”
Excerpted from: Corey, Melinda, and George Ochoa. Literature: The New York Public Library Book of Answers. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.