Sam is Anna’s husband and father of her sons, Jamie and Tom. He is killed in a mining accident before the opening of the book, widowing Anna and forcing her to fend for herself. While Sam was a good husband who loved and respected Anna, he wasn’t nearly as intelligent as her. While she was married to him, Anna sometimes wished for someone with more experiences and knowledge, and a broader view of life’s possibilities.
Sam Frith Character Timeline in Year of Wonders
The timeline below shows where the character Sam Frith appears in Year of Wonders. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Apple-Picking Time
Part 2: Ring of Roses
Part 2: Among Those That Go Down to the Pit
...ore, called fire-setting. It’s a complicated and volatile process and caused the accident that killed Sam, so she’s reluctant to suggest they try it. But when she sees Merry’s disappointed face... (full context)
Part 3: Apple-Picking Time
...repulsion towards him. She runs into the abandoned church to avoid him. Here, she remembers Sam. She had been frustrated by his simplicity and envied Elinor her intelligent, sophisticated husband. Now,... (full context)