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The Country of the Pointed Firs - Sarah Orne Jewett
The Country of the Pointed Firs
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A classic of American fiction, memorializing the traditions, manners and dialect of Maine coast natives at the turn of the 20th century, and presenting a warm, humorous, and compassionate vision of New England character.
A classic of American fiction, memorializing the traditions, manners and dialect of Maine coast natives at the turn of the 20th century, and presenting a warm, humorous, and compassionate vision of New England character.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781567921403 (156792140X)
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Kerry
Kerry rated it
This was really surprisingly lovely, and the second to last chapter made me cry on the Tube! It's a series of vignettes, which have a bit of a narrative but not really, about Jewett's summer living in a fishing village in coastal Maine with a herbalist/apothecary landlady. The point is basically tha...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Country of the Pointed Firs
Sarah Orne Jewett is a beautiful writer. Not a whole lot of action happens in this gem. You just follow the life of a woman who decided to summer in a small fishing village in Southeastern Maine. As time goes along, the woman meets the local characters and involves herself in local life. Not excitin...
javajunco
javajunco rated it
4.0 The Country of the Pointed Firs
Still reading this, enjoying it very much. I actually can't wait to pass it on to a couple of other people. It kind of reminds me of Dante's inferno, but instead of Virgil, there is Mrs. Todd. And instead of flames there are tall cool spruce beers. Quite lovely.
modusa
modusa rated it
5.0 The Country Of The Pointed Firs
this is a wonderful little book set amongst sea folk. it made me think of poor mrs. unguentine, and i wondered if these were the friends she left behind because if they were, i now understand her dismay a little better. the narrator introduces us to her landlady, mrs. todd, her mother mrs. blackett ...
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