The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
1995-10-01
Upplaga
New e.
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Medarbetare
Burke, Shirley (ill.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
Shirley Burke
Illustrationer
Ill.
Dimensioner
203 x 133 x 19 mm
Vikt
204 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
xxiii, 269 p. :
ISBN
9780140434767
The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (häftad)

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

Häftad Engelska, 1995-10-01
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The Country of Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett's masterpiece, established her among the consummate stylists of nineteenth-century American fiction. Composed in a series of beautiful web-like sketches, the novel is narrated by a young woman writer who leaves the city to work one summer in the Maine seaport of Dunnet Landing, and stays with the herbalist Mrs Almira Todd. She writes a New England idyll rooted in friendship, particularly female friendship, weaving stories and conversations, imagery of sea, sky and earth, the tang of salt air and aromatic herbs into an organic 'fiction of community' in which themes and form are exquisitely matched. To quote Willa Cather: 'The 'Pointed Fir' sketches are living things caught in the open, with light and freedom and air spaces about them. They melt into the land and the life of the land until they are not stories at all, but life itself'. This edition, introduced by Alison Easton, also includes ten of Sarah Orne Jewett's short stories, among them 'The Queen's Twin', 'The Foreigner' and 'William's Wedding' set in Dunnet Landing.
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Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet, best known for her local color works set along or near the southern seacoast of Maine.