Sarah Orne Jewett's Feminine Pastoral Vision the Country of the Pointed Firs

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Jewett's novel The Country of the Pointed Firs should be recognized not only as a feminist text, argues Morgan (English, Lynn U.), but it should also be hailed as one of the finest novels of 19th-century American literature. Part of the reason for the failure of the novel to achieve such status is the unfortunate interpolation of extra material into editions published after Jewett's text. Morgan goes back to the 1896 edition of the novel for his examination of the major elements of Jewett's narrative and explains...
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Jewett's novel The Country of the Pointed Firs should be recognized not only as a feminist text, argues Morgan (English, Lynn U.), but it should also be hailed as one of the finest novels of 19th-century American literature. Part of the reason for the failure of the novel to achieve such status is the unfortunate interpolation of extra material into editions published after Jewett's text. Morgan goes back to the 1896 edition of the novel for his examination of the major elements of Jewett's narrative and explains why it should be seen as the definitive version. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9780773469907
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 168

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Deephaven Roots 5
Ch. 2 Revision and Editing 19
Ch. 3 The Related Stories 33
Ch. 4 Characterization 53
Ch. 5 Plot 77
Ch. 6 Figurative Language 103
Ch. 7 The Feminine Pastoral 133
Bibliography 143
Index 153
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