The Pearl of Orr's Island: A Story of the Coast of Maine

The Pearl of Orr's Island: A Story of the Coast of Maine

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by Harriet Beecher Stowe
     
 

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The rural tranquillity of the lonely, pine-girthed shores of the Maine coast is the setting for this beautiful novel of conflicting aspirations written by one of the most prolific and influential writers in American history. Here is the heartwarming story of a young girl's struggle to belong and fit in, in the face of adversity, and of her upbringing among strong…  See more details below

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The rural tranquillity of the lonely, pine-girthed shores of the Maine coast is the setting for this beautiful novel of conflicting aspirations written by one of the most prolific and influential writers in American history. Here is the heartwarming story of a young girl's struggle to belong and fit in, in the face of adversity, and of her upbringing among strong women, grumpy fishermen, annoying gossips, sea captains, and the dreamlike, temptestuous landscape of Orr's Island. THE PEARL OF ORR'S ISLAND is one of the forgotten — but not lost — masterpieces of American literature. It reflects Harriet Beecher Stowe's awareness of the complexity of small-town society, her commitment to realism, and her fluency in the local language.

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Library Journal
Stowe is one of those authors who wrote numerous volumes,but struck it so big with one title that the others were forgotten. This 1862 novel follows a young girl's life on the raw New England coast populated by sea folk and her struggles to fit in. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618083473
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/20/2001
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) remains one of the most influecial writers in American history. Following the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin she became an instant celebrity, speaking against slavery in the United States and Europe.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 14, 1811
Date of Death:
July 1, 1896
Place of Birth:
Litchfield, Connecticut
Place of Death:
Hartford, Connecticut
Education:
Homeschooled

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