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Deephaven and Selected Stories and Sketches

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Deephaven and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
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Sarah Orne Jewett was an acclaimed novelist and short story author, who drew inspiration from her birthplace for the characters and surroundings of her "domestic fiction." This collection, Deephaven and Selected Stories and Sketches, contains the novel Deephaven as well as five additional stories including "An Autumn Holiday," "From a Mournful Villager," and "Tom's Husband." From the author's preface: "This book is not wholly new, several of the chapters having already been published in the Atlantic Monthly. It has so often been asked if Deephaven may not be found on the map of New England under another name, that, to prevent any misunderstanding, I wish to say, while there is a likeness to be traced, few of the sketches are drawn from that town itself, and the characters will in almost every case be looked for there in vain."

Author Biography

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 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. She published her first important story in the Atlantic Monthly at age 19 and her reputation grew throughout the 1870s and 1880s. Her literary importance arises from her careful, if subdued, vignettes of country life that reflect a contemporary interest in local color rather than plot. Jewett possessed a keen descriptive gift. Jewett made her reputation with the novella The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896). A Country Doctor (1884), a novel reflecting her father and her early ambitions for a medical career and A White Heron (1886), a collection of short stories are among her finest work. Some of Jewett's poetry was collected in Verses (1916) and she also wrote three children's books. Willa Cather described Jewett as a significant influence on her development as a writer and "feminist critics have since championed her writing for its rich account of women's lives and voices."
Release date Australia
October 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Alan Rodgers Books
Pages
192
Dimensions
152x229x14
ISBN-13
9781598184495
Product ID
1931840

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