The King of Folly Island and Other People (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The King of Folly Island and Other People (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Sarah Orne Jewett
     
 

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The title piece of this collection follows the story of a man who is so disgruntled with his neighbors that he moves his family to a remote island off the coast of Maine, vowing to live with his wife and daughter in isolation. Though he fulfills his vow, his wife and daughter are unhappy with this lonely way of life and are left to pay the consequences of his

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The title piece of this collection follows the story of a man who is so disgruntled with his neighbors that he moves his family to a remote island off the coast of Maine, vowing to live with his wife and daughter in isolation. Though he fulfills his vow, his wife and daughter are unhappy with this lonely way of life and are left to pay the consequences of his stubbornness.  Also included in the collection are “The Landscape Chamber” and “Miss Peck’s Promotion.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411464230
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
284 KB

Meet the Author


Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909) was an American novelist and author of children’s books. Raised in Maine, she spent much of her life there, depicting the people and places of New England. She was one of the first American writers to elevate setting and characterization over plot. Her work has influenced feminist authors such as Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, and Mary Wilkins Freeman.

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