The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories / Edition 1

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories / Edition 1

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by Sarah Orne Jewett, Sarah Way Sherman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0874518261

ISBN-13: 9780874518269

Pub. Date: 04/01/1997

Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press

The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is Sarah Orne Jewett's most popular book. In its elegantly constructed sketches, a worldly, anonymous writer spends the summer in a tiny Maine fishing village where she hopes to find peace and solitude. As she gains the acceptance and trust of her hosts, the community's power and complexity are slowly revealed. While its

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The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is Sarah Orne Jewett's most popular book. In its elegantly constructed sketches, a worldly, anonymous writer spends the summer in a tiny Maine fishing village where she hopes to find peace and solitude. As she gains the acceptance and trust of her hosts, the community's power and complexity are slowly revealed. While its episodes portray the difficulty and loneliness of rural life, they also display its dignity and strength, particularly as expressed in the bonds between women: mothers, daughters, and friends.

This centennial edition contains a facsimile of the original text, thereby restoring the novel to Jewett's own version, which had been considerably altered in other published versions, plus four related stories. Further enhancing the importance of this volume is editor Sarah Way Sherman's introduction, which includes a sketch of Jewett's life and professional development, a commentary on textual accuracy, and a discussion of the book's themes and techiques as well as its historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874518269
Publisher:
University of New Hampshire Press
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Hardscrabble Books-Fiction of New England
Edition description:
A Dunnet Shepherdess (1900), The Foreigner (1900), The Queen's Twin (1899), William's Wedding (1910).
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface by Willa Cather

The Country of the Pointed Firs

The White Heron

The Flight of Betsey Lane

The Dulham Ladies

Going to Shrewsbury

The Only Rose

Miss Tempy’s Watchers

Martha’s Lady

The Guests of Mrs. Timms

The Town Poor

The Hiltons’ Holiday

Aunt Cynthy Dallett

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