The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

The Country of the Pointed Firs

bySarah Orne Jewett

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2009


Set in Dunnet Landing, Maine in a summer of the late 1800s, "The Country of the Pointed Firs", is the story of a female writer seeking isolation and inspiration for her writing in a small coastal New England town. Rich with the dialect of the region and the culture of the time "The Country of the Pointed Firs" is an intimate examination of the relationships amongst the members of a rural New England fishing village in the late 1800s.
Title:The Country of the Pointed FirsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Neeland Media LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1596256915

ISBN - 13:9781596256910

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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