Zeena by Elizabeth Cooke
A Novel

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Occasionally Cooke veers toward a sentimentalism and an elated, rather than elegiac, view of love that might have made Wharton wince. How Wharton would view the vaguely feminist slant Cooke has given the story is quite another matter...
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In a reworking of the book Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome, Zenobia Frome is given her own voice, which she uses to tell of the events and emotions that led her to residing in the New England town of Starkfield.
 

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Elizabeth Cooke joined the School of Law at the University of Reading in 1992, having practised as a solicitor since 1988. She is currently researching property law, particularly land registration; she is director of the Centre for Property Law at the University of Reading. Her book, The Modern Lawof Estoppel, was joint winner in 2001 of the prize given by the Society of Public Teachers of Law for outstanding legal scholarship by a younger scholar.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by St Martins Pr. 323 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Francesca Stanfill on Dec 22 1996

Occasionally Cooke veers toward a sentimentalism and an elated, rather than elegiac, view of love that might have made Wharton wince. How Wharton would view the vaguely feminist slant Cooke has given the story is quite another matter...

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