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Sarah Orne Jewett : Her World And Her Work - Paula Blanchard

Sarah Orne Jewett

Her World And Her Work

Paperback Published: 1st September 2002
ISBN: 9780738208329
Number Of Pages: 416

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Best known for her masterpiece, "The Country of the Pointed Firs," Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) is a writer with enormous resonance for our time. Our fascination with place, with traditional values, and our yearning for a rural utopia all find fulfillment in Jewett's portrayal of the "grand and simple lives" of coastal Maine. In this delicious portrait, Paula Blanchard (biographer of Margaret Fuller and Emily Carr) plunges us into New England literary life in turn-of-the-century Boston, into the circles of Henry James, Lowell, Howell, Whittier, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. She delves into Jewett's close friendships with women, from the young Willa Cather and the flamboyant "Mrs. Jack" Gardner, and especially to Annie Fields, her partner in a sustaining "Boston marriage." Her enthralling and insightful glimpses into Jewett's fiction will send readers racing back to a writer of whose work Kipling said "it is the very life."

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Radcliffe Biography Series
Sarah de St. Prix Wyman Whitman 1842-1904p. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Prologuep. i
Beginningsp. 4
Early Yearsp. 15
Father and Motherp. 23
Girlhoodp. 30
Neither Marrying nor Giving in Marriagep. 42
Finding Her Wayp. 57
Be Good Sweet Maidp. 68
Deephavenp. 80
Beyond the Villagep. 104
Keeping Her Balancep. 115
Anniep. 125
Europep. 136
Sarah and Anniep. 147
The Law of Her Naturep. 161
Calm Seas and a Following Windp. 179
Berwick Dustp. 196
Friendsp. 211
A Sound Tap-Rootp. 228
Their Sky and Their Earthp. 254
The Country of the Pointed Firsp. 277
At Home and Abroadp. 301
The Queen's Twin and Other Citizens of the Worldp. 319
The Tory Loverp. 339
Last Yearsp. 349
Notesp. 365
Bibliographyp. 378
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9780738208329
ISBN-10: 0738208329
Series: Radcliffe Biography
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 16.05  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1