A Country Doctor

Product Number: EB00393059
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101007334
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Though not as well-known as the writers she influenced, Sarah Orne Jewett nevertheless remains one of the most important American novelists of the late nineteenth century. Published in 1884, Jewett's first novel, A Country Doctor, is a luminous portrayal of rural Maine and a semiautobiographical look at her world. In it, Nan's struggle to choose between marriage and a career as a doctor, between the confining life of a small town and a self-directed one as a professional, mirrors Jewett's own conflicts as well as eloquently giving voice to the leading women's issues of her time. Perhaps even more important, Jewett's perfect details about wild flowers and seaside wharfs, farm women knitting by the fireside and sailors going upriver to meet the moonlight, convey a realism that has seldom been surpassed and stamp her writing with her signature style. A contemporary and friend of Willa Cather, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Julia Ward Howe, Sarah Orne Jewett is widely recognized as a pathfinder in American literary history, courageously pursuing a road less traveled that led the way for other women to follow.

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Author(s): Sarah Orne Jewett
Original Publish Date: Jul 26, 2005

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Author(s): Sarah Orne Jewett
Narrator(s): Kate Reading
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100095951
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481563406
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Author(s): Sarah Orne Jewett
Product Number EB00155811
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: #9780553905205

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