New-England Nun And Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0140437398

ISBN-13: 9780140437393

Edition: 2000

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Description: The stories in this collection centre on questions of women's integrity, courage and privation, explore the idea of masculinity, and dramatize the relationship between rural New England and modern culture and commerce.

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman was born in Randolph, Massachusetts on October 31, 1852. She attended Mount Holyoke College for one year and later finished her education at West Brattleboro Seminary. As a teenager, she began writing stories and verse for children in order to help support her family. She continued to write short stories, novels, poetry, and children's works throughout her life. Her best known works are A Humble Romance and Other Stories, A New England Nun and Other Stories, and Pembroke. Her characters were usually older women who confronted and asserted their independence in the changing social structure of rural New England. In April 1926, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented her with the first William Dean Howells Medal for Distinction in Fiction. She was also inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters. She died of a heart attack on March 13, 1930 in Metuchen, New Jersey.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts
A Moral Exigency
A Mistaken Charity
A New England Nun
A Poetess
Louisa
The Revolt of "Mother"
The Jamesons
One Good Time
The Love of Parson Lord
The Parrot
The Lost Ghost
Old Woman Magoun
The Winning Lady
Dear Annie
The Amethyst Comb
A Retreat to the Goal
Explanatory Notes
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