The Country of the Pointed Firs: A Fiction and Literature, Gay/Lesbian Classic By Sarah Orne Jewett! AAA+++

The Country of the Pointed Firs: A Fiction and Literature, Gay/Lesbian Classic By Sarah Orne Jewett! AAA+++

by Sarah Orne Jewett
     
 
Considered Jewett's finest work, and described by Henry James as her ''beautiful little quantum of achievement.'' Despite James's diminutives, the novel remains a classic. Because it is loosely structured, many critics view the book not as a novel, but a series of sketches; however, its structure is unified through both setting and theme. Jewett herself felt that her

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Considered Jewett's finest work, and described by Henry James as her ''beautiful little quantum of achievement.'' Despite James's diminutives, the novel remains a classic. Because it is loosely structured, many critics view the book not as a novel, but a series of sketches; however, its structure is unified through both setting and theme. Jewett herself felt that her strengths as a writer lay not in plot development or dramatic tension, but in character development. Indeed, she determined early in her career to preserve a disappearing way of life, and her novel can be read as a study of the effects of isolation and hardship on the inhabitants who lived in the decaying fishing villages along the Maine coast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014191210
Publisher:
BDP
Publication date:
04/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
844,137
File size:
129 KB

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