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Country Doctor A : Penguin Classics - Jewett Sarah Orne

Country Doctor A

Penguin Classics


Published: 26th July 2005
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Sarah Orne Jewett's pioneering novel about the making of a woman doctor in nineteenth-century New England

A hundred and thirty years after it was first published, Sarah Orne Jewett s story of a young medical woman remains an incisive rendering of the dilemmas of gender, society, and self. Nan Prince first becomes interested in medicine as a child, as the ward of the widowed physician Dr. Leslie. In time she becomes his protegee. But when she enters medical college, she realizes that she will have to choose between marriage and her career, between the demands of her society and her obligations to her true self. Inspired by Jewett s own interests and by her father, A Country Doctor portrays a world very much in flux and Nan, ultimately, as a woman with a new world opening to her.

Introductionp. vii
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xxxix
A Note on the Text and Acknowledgmentsp. xlv
The Last Milep. 3
The Farm-House Kitchenp. 6
At Jake and Martin'sp. 15
Life and Deathp. 24
A Sunday Visitp. 32
In Summer Weatherp. 40
For the Years to Comep. 49
A Great Changep. 54
At Dr. Leslie'sp. 62
Across the Streetp. 80
New Outlooksp. 99
Against the Windp. 105
A Straight Coursep. 123
Miss Prince of Dunportp. 132
Hostess and Guestp. 145
A June Sundayp. 157
By the Riverp. 167
A Serious Tea-Drinkingp. 179
Friend and Loverp. 192
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ISBN: 9780143039266
ISBN-10: 0143039261
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 26th July 2005
Dimensions (cm): 19.56 x 13.21  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1