"The Country of the Pointed Firs" and Other Fiction

"The Country of the Pointed Firs" and Other Fiction

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In this title novella, a writer moves to the quiet Maine village of Dunnet Landing, seeking a hermitage away from the busy city. Instead of isolation she discovers a rich community in an enchanting setting that exercises and extends her powers as an observer and conversationalist. She returns to the city refreshed, her vision broader and her relationships strengthened. This volume combines Jewett's classic novella and its four short sequels with nine more of her stories, illustrating the range of her literary style and exemplifying her interest in the position of women in 19th-century America. Terry Heller's introduction examines Jewett's work within the mainstream of American literature. Useful annotation, plus a helpful list of the plant and herb lore to which Jewett makes frequent reference, further illuminate her stories for the reader.show more

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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 124.46 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • bibliography, list
  • 0192839144
  • 9780192839145

Table of contents

"The Country of the Pointed Firs"; Dunnet Landing Stories: "The Queen's Twin", "A Dunnet Shepherdess", "The Foreigner", "William's Wedding". Other Fiction: "Fair Day", "The Flight of Betsey Lane", "The Only Rose", "The Guests of Mrs Timms", "A Neighbor's Landmark", "The Life of Nancy", "Martha's Lady", "Bold Words at the Bridge", "The Honey Tree".show more

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