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Edgewater People

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Edgewater People by Mary E.Wilkins Freeman
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Villages, as well as people, exist subject to laws of change, increase, final dissolution. They have character, complex, of course, still individual. It is interesting to watch the inevitable result when a village of large area and restricted population increases in population as years go on. The one village becomes impossible. It is like a bulb of several years' growth. If life and bloom are to continue, separation into component parts is indicated. The original village becomes several, and yet the first characteristics are never entirely lost. In the village of Barr exactly this process ensued with the increase of population. Instead of one sparsely populated village covering a large land area, there were four -- Barr Center, the Barr Center, South Barr, Barr-by-the-Sea, and Leicester. Each had its own government, each village was an entity, and yet the original entity of Barr remained indestructible. The Edgewater family stamped the four villages with their individuality; so did the Leicesters; so did the Sylvesters; so did all strongly rooted families. The stories in this volume relate to families living in patriarchal fashion, although not under one roof, under one village tree...Includes "Sarah Edgewater," "The Old Man of the Field," "The Voice of the Clock," "Value Received," "The Flowering Bush," "The Outside of the House," "The Liar," "Sour Sweetings," "Both Cheeks," "The Soldier Man," "The Ring with the Green Stone," and "A Retreat to the Goal."

Author Biography

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852 - 1930) was a prominent 19th-century American author. Freeman began writing stories and verse for children while still a teenager to help support her family and was quickly successful. Her career as a short story writer launched in 1881 when she took first place in a short story contest with her submission "The Ghost Family." When the supernatural caught her interest, the result was a group of short stories which combined domestic realism with supernaturalism and these have proved very influential. Her best known work was written in the 1880s and 1890s while she lived in Randolph. She produced more than two dozen volumes of published short stories and novels. She is best known for two collections of stories, A Humble Romance and Other Stories (1887) and A New England Nun and Other Stories (1891). Her stories deal mostly with New England life and are among the best of their kind. Freeman is also remembered for her novel Pembroke (1894) and she contributed a notable chapter to the collaborative novel The Whole Family (1908).
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2006
Pages
192
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Alan Rodgers Books
Dimensions
152x229x11
ISBN-13
9781598187786
Product ID
1931929

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