"The Country of the Pointed Firs

"The Country of the Pointed Firs

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`I like to think with pleasure with what a sense of rich discovery the young student of American literature in far distant years to come will take up this book and say " A Masterpiece".' Willa Cather Willa Cather's assessment of The Country of the Pointed Firs has done much to ensure a growing recognition of its qualities. In this 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 best stories, illustrating the range of her literary style and exemplifying her interest in the position of women in nineteenth-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 illuminates her stories for the reader. This book is intended for general; students of American Literature from High/Secondary school of undergraduate and postgraduate level; also students of Women's studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level.show more

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  • Paperback | 385 pages
  • 116.84 x 182.88 x 17.78mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192831909
  • 9780192831903

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