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Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
ISBN: 1560005416
Language: English
Pages: 254 pages
Category: History & Criticism
Publisher: ISIS; Large Print edition (January 1, 1997)
Rating: 4.5
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Throughout Sarah Orne Jewett’s novel and stories, these quiet tales of a simpler American life capture the inspirational in the everyday: the importance of honest friendships, the value of family, and the gift of community.

Throughout Sarah Orne Jewett’s novel and stories, these quiet tales of a simpler American life capture the inspirational in the everyday: the importance of honest friendships, the value of family, and the gift of community. Their counterparts are in every village in the world, thank heaven, and the gift to one’s life is only in its discernment.

by Sarah Orne Jewett. The highlight of Sarah Orne Jewett's career was The Country of the Pointed Firs, a tightly crafted narrative of a summer visit to a small town on the coast of Maine. Format: Library Binding.

This volume presents Jewett's classic novella, The Country of the Pointed Firs and its four short sequels, Th Her .

This volume presents Jewett's classic novella, The Country of the Pointed Firs and its four short sequels, Th Her admirers ranged from Rudyard Kipling to Willa Cather, who remarked of Jewett's fiction in the 1930s, "The best of Jewett's work, read. Books by Sarah Orne Jewett

Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 – June 24, 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.

Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 – June 24, 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. Jewett is recognized as an important practitioner of American literary regionalism. Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine. Her family had been residents of New England for many generations.

First published in 1896, The Country of the Pointed Firs was considered by Willa Cather to be one of the three novels .

First published in 1896, The Country of the Pointed Firs was considered by Willa Cather to be one of the three novels most likely to achieve a permanent place in the canon of American literature: ?I can think of no others that confront time and change so serenely? The young student of American literature in far distant years to come will take up this book and say 'a masterpiece!? Long neglected and even ignored by criticism, this enduring classic by Sarah Orne Jewett now appears in a format worthy of its contents

Jewett’s masterpiece, The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), brings to imaginative . Sarah Orne Jewett: Novels & Stories is kept in print by a gift from Patricia and Donald Oresman to the Guardians of American Letters Fund.

Jewett’s masterpiece, The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), brings to imaginative life the faded trading port of Dunnet Landing, Maine, re-creating in spare, impressionistic prose the rhythms and textures of a communal society of poor fishermen and farmers, with its traditional country of rituals and its stoically endured tragedies. The Country of the Pointed Firs. Dunnet Landing Stories The Queen’s Twin A Dunnet Shepherdess The Foreigner William’s Wedding.

The Country of Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett's masterpiece .

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. 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'.

A sharply observed, affectionate, and unsentimental portrait of life in a Maine fishing village, The Country of the Pointed Firs is Sarah Orne .

A sharply observed, affectionate, and unsentimental portrait of life in a Maine fishing village, The Country of the Pointed Firs is Sarah Orne Jewett™s most enduring work, and commonly regarded as the finest example of American regionalist literature in the nineteenth century.

Four dunnet landing stories. Sarah Orne Jewett was born on September 3, 1849, in South Berwick, Maine

Four dunnet landing stories. Sarah Orne Jewett was born on September 3, 1849, in South Berwick, Maine. When her masterpiece, The Country of the Pointed Firs, was serialized in the Atlantic Monthly and then published in book form by Houghton Mifflin in 1896, Jewett was at the height of her literary powers.

Her admirers ranged from Rudyard Kipling to Willa Cather, who remarked of Jewett's fiction in the 1930s, "The best of Jewett's work, read...fifty years from now will give the characteristic flavor, the spirit, the cadence, of an American writer in the first order." This volume presents Jewett's classic novella, The Country of the Pointed Firs and its four short sequels, The Dunnet Landing Stories.

Comments (3)
Taun
Why have I never heard of this author before? She is amazing! Both Willa Cather and Rudyard Kipling revered this writer. She devoted her writing career to capturing, in finely detailed fiction, the inner drama of the outwardly quiet life of New England coastal towns, including the fictional fishing village of Dunnet Landing, Maine. Every time I read a really good book, like "The Country of the Pointed Firs", I feel like I have been run through a very fine filter and have come out the other side a better person afterwards. I can just feel my blood pressure lowering as I read this. I may very well make this book an annual read!
Hadadel
I would not buy any more books by this author! Sorry! It was hard to follow the story line and I lost interest the first chapter!

DH
Boyn
There are a few tableside books that I keep and this is one of them. I read this book for a Master's course. At first, I was surprised we would be assigned this book as I read the first chapter. But as I read on, I was touched by the stories of authencity. The characters were real people with souls of purity of their seafaring lives in Dunnet Landing. The herbalist, the sea captain, the male widower, the gathering. Sometimes an author uses the precise words to describe the hearts and souls of common folks and how they are affected by life's measures of pains and joys. It's poetic and simple in this small seaside New England town. I think Sarah Jewett should be up there in the category of great American Writers. I read this book over again when I'm in between good books to get my proper dose of great writing and soulful balance.