The Country Of The Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne JewettThe Country Of The Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

The Country Of The Pointed Firs

bySarah Orne Jewett, Dover Thrift Editions

Paperback | November 2, 2011

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A classic of American fiction, memorializing the traditions, manners and dialect of Maine coast natives at the turn of the 20th century. In luminous evocations of their lives, Maine-born Jewett created startlingly real portraits of individual New Englanders, and a warm, humorous, and compassionate vision of New England character.
Although Sarah Orne Jewett spent much of her life in South Berwick, Maine, the locale of many of her short stories, she traveled far beyond the narrow reaches of that New England seaport, both literally and figuratively. Classified as a regional or local-color writer, she produced stories that are among the finest in American literatur...
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Title:The Country Of The Pointed FirsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:November 2, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0486281965

ISBN - 13:9780486281964

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Country of the Pointed Firs A celebration of the strong, eccentric men and especially the women of old Maritime New England. The women of Dunnett Landing, are rarely captain or crew, but they are mariners and truly seafaring women. Like so many people who live by the sea, the characters are both simple and profound, practical and fanciful. In a community where so many men have been lost to the sea, this book "portrays a world where women are alone but not tragic." Like another late nineteenth century author, Willa Cather, who believed this book to be a "masterpiece", Sarah Orne Jewett is a writer whose time for rediscovery has come.
Date published: 1998-10-26

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Modeled in part on Flaubert's sketches of life in provincial France, this collection of stories offers a richly detailed portrait of a seaport on the Maine coast as seen through the eyes of a summer visitor. Against evocative imagery of the sky, the sea, and the earth itself, Jewett celebrates the friendships shared by the town's women, capturing the spirit of community that sustains the declining town.