Sarah Orne Jewett

Sarah Orne Jewett, 1849–1909, American novelist and short-story writer, b. South Berwick, Maine. Her studies of small-town New England life are perceptive, sympathetic, and gently humorous. After contributing to periodicals, she published her first collection of stories and sketches, Deephaven, in 1877. It was followed by such collections as The King of Folly Island (1888) and her masterpiece, The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896). Her novels include The Marsh Island (1885) and The Tory Lover (1901); her best-known novel, A Country Doctor (1884), relates the conflicts of a woman physician.

Bibliography

See her letters (ed. by R. Cary, 1956, rev. ed. 1967); biographies by S. Sherman (1989) and P. Blanchard (1994); studies by F. O. Matthiesen (1929, repr. 1965), R. Cary (1962), and J. L. Donovan (1980).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Sarah Orne Jewett: Selected full-text books and articles

Sarah Orne Jewett: Her World and Her Work
Paula Blanchard.
Addison-Wesley, 1994
FREE! The Country of the Pointed Firs
Sarah Orne Jewett.
Houghton Mifflin, 1919
Sarah Orne Jewett
John Eldridge Frost.
Gundalow Club, 1960
Sarah Orne Jewett: Reconstructing Gender
Margaret Roman.
University of Alabama Press, 1992
Fiction of the Home Place: Jewett, Cather, Glasgow, Porter, Welty, and Naylor
Helen Fiddyment Levy.
University Press of Mississippi, 1992
Regions of Identity: The Construction of America in Women's Fiction, 1885-1914
Kate McCullough.
Stanford University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Reading Critical Readings of Jewett" begins on p. 15
Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Denise D. Knight.
Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)" begins on p. 270
Knowing the World So Well - A Profile of Sarah Orne Jewett
Simon, Linda.
The World and I, Vol. 15, No. 7, July 2000
Withdrawing from the Nation: Regionalist Literature as Ascetic Practice in Jewett's the Country of the Pointed Firs
Dowdell, Coby.
Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2004
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"Dolly Franklin's Decision": Sarah Orne Jewett's Definition of "A Good Girl"
Johanningsmeier, Charles.
Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Vol. 17, No. 1, January 2000
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Romantic Flight in Jewett's "White Heron"
Church, Joseph.
Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2002
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The Irish Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett
Jack Morgan; Louis A. Renza; Sarah Orne Jewett.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1996
Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett
Annie Fields; Sarah Orne Jewett.
Houghton Miffin, 1911
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