Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0140434763

ISBN-13: 9780140434767

Edition: 1995

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Description: The country of the Pointed Firs is the story of a village on the coast of Maine to which a young woman comes for work. She soon becomes absorbed, both by the place and the people, and here narrates some of the stories of the village.

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine on September 3, 1849. Unable to attend school because of arthritis, she learned about coastal life in New England as she accompanied her father, a doctor, on his rounds. He encouraged both her reading and her writing. When she began submitting fiction in 1867, using the pseudonyms A. D. Eliot, Alice Eliot, and Sarah C. Sweet, her chosen topic was often the life and people of her native, rural Maine. Her first published story appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1869 and her first short story collection, Deephaven, was published in 1877. Her first novel, A Country Doctor was published in 1884. Her other works include A Marsh Island (1885), A White Heron and Other Stories (1886), A Native of Winby (1893), Tales of New England (1894) and The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896). She stopped writing in 1902, after a fall left her with severe head injuries. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage on June 24, 1909.

Introduction: The Country of the Pointed Firs: History and Utopia
A Note on the Texts
Further Reading
The Country of the Pointed Firs
A White Heron
Marsh Rosemary
The King of Folly Island
The Courting of Sister Wisby
Miss Peck's Promotion
The Guests of Mrs. Timms
The Queen's Twin
Martha's Lady
The Foreigner
William's Wedding
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