The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (häftad)
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University of New Hampshire Press
Sherman, Sarah Way (introd.)
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The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (häftad)

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

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The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is Sarah Orne Jewett's most popular book. In its elegantly constructed sketches, a worldly, anonymous writer spends the summer in a tiny Maine fishing village where she hopes to find peace and solitude. As she gains the acceptance and trust of her hosts, the community's power and complexity are slowly revealed. While its episodes portray the difficulty and loneliness of rural life, they also display its dignity and strength, particularly as expressed in the bonds between women: mothers, daughters, and friends. This centennial edition contains a facsimile of the original text, thereby restoring the novel to Jewett's own version, which had been considerably altered in other published versions, plus four related stories. Further enhancing the importance of this volume is editor Sarah Way Sherman's introduction, which includes a sketch of Jewett's life and professional development, a commentary on textual accuracy, and a discussion of the book's themes and techiques as well as its historical context.
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The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett certainly qualifies as noteworthy . . . It's by far Jewett's best known book . . . [she] recounts the experiences of a writer in a Maine fishing village during the summer . . . [this version contains] an introduction by Sarah Way Sherman, associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.--Valley News

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Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909) was born and raised in South Berwick, Maine. Before publication of The Country of the Pointed Firs, she published the novels A Country Doctor (1884) and A Marsh Island (1885), and nine collections of short stories. S