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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There is something charming in the early chapters of this novel, with the angelic Mara and the wild-spirited orphan Moses growing up together amongst the kindly though morally stern New England characters amidst the delightfully handsome Maine seacoast villages, that keeps the reader reading eagerly through the first part of the book - though Ms. Stowe can't maintain…  See more details below

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There is something charming in the early chapters of this novel, with the angelic Mara and the wild-spirited orphan Moses growing up together amongst the kindly though morally stern New England characters amidst the delightfully handsome Maine seacoast villages, that keeps the reader reading eagerly through the first part of the book - though Ms. Stowe can't maintain that level to the end. Mara grows up with a deep love for Moses, though, of course, he's blind to it. But after a long voyage to China he realizes it, but now she seems interested in another. Jealous, he begins to court the flirtatious Sally, though she steers him back to Mara where his true love lies. Stowe writes with a great deal of compassion, and her characters are strongly developed.

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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:
9781494838348
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/30/2013
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(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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