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Dr. Breen's Practice (1881),by William D. Howells (novel)

Dr. Breen's Practice (1881),by William D. Howells (novel)

by William D. Howells


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The story takes place in the late 19th century at Jocelyn's hotel on the beach outside of Newport, Rhode Island, and is told through the voice of a third person narrator. At the hotel croquet court we meet a sickly woman named Louise Maynard and her physician, Dr. Grace Breen. Breen is a graduate of the New York homeopathic school, who has become a doctor to make a difference and prove her worth as a woman. She is cool toward men because the love of her life ran off with her best friend.
Near the verge of a bold promontory stands the hotel, and looks southeastward over a sweep of sea unbroken to the horizon. Behind it stretches the vast forest, which after two hundred years has resumed the sterile coast wrested from it by the first Pilgri
William Dean Howells March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920 was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria.

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ISBN-13: 9781530948574
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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