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Annotated Biblography

Write an Annotated Bibliography. You will need one Primary source (‘Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton’) and two Secondary sources of your choice, about either the authors of the literature, or the literature itself – whatever you think you can most effectively work into your research paper.

Research paper title: The significance of the social and economic environment in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome.


Paper must be 10-15 pages long, double-spaced, in size 12, Times New Roman font. (NOT including bibliography and title page!).

· Paper must have the ENTIRE essay title/question written at the top.

· Paper must have your name at the top.

· Paper must contain plenty of quotations from the Primary material you are working with (‘Ethan Frome’).

· Paper must contain TWO quotations from two DIFFERENT SECONDARY SOURCES. This could include biographies on the authors, or academic books and essays about their work.

· Paper must have a bibliography/works cited page at the back with all the books, Primary and Secondary, that you have used, properly cited. You do NOT need your annotations underneath the citations anymore, so don’t forget to delete them!

· Don’t forget to do in-text citations for all sources within the paper (author’s last name and the page number). Use the MLA style.

Things to AVOID:

· General introductions about life and the world we live in that don’t immediately reference the literature under discussion.

· Informal or chatty language.

· Contractions (i.e don’t, can’t, they’re etc).

· Avoid narrating the story! Analyze ideas and quotations instead.

· Try to avoid the 1st person.

· Try to avoid passing judgement on the characters. Maintain an aloof and academic tone.