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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: 9781935554103 (1935554107)
Publisher: Melville House
Pages no: 144
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...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 The Country of the Pointed Firs
This is by far one of the best examples of character development I've ever read. Though only novella length, it is rich in insight. I came to know and care about the characters, and I wanted their stories to continue well into the years. I felt as though I were at the table sharing tea with them, li...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 The Country of the Pointed Firs
This is by far one of the best examples of character development I've ever read. Though only novella length, it is rich in insight. I came to know and care about the characters, and I wanted their stories to continue well into the years. I felt as though I were at the table sharing tea with them, li...
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.
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