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White Heron and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

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A celebration of the past in stories dealing with female friendships and tales that portray the resilience with which her female characters respond to poverty. Includes "The Town Poor," "Miss Peck's Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," "The Denham Ladies," "Miss Tempys Watchers," and 5 more. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Writing in wonderfully descriptive and fluent prose, Sam Orne Jewett, best-known for The Country of the Pointed Firs, clearly followed her father's encouraging advice — to write not about things, but to "write the things themselves just as they are." That she did so is clearly evident in the stories in this collection, regional sketches that celebrate the past, full of clearly delineated characters and carefully detailed natural and domestic settings. Her themes of female friendships — as in "The Derham ladies" and "Miss Tempys's Watchers" — are characteristic, as are stories that portray the resilience with which her female characters respond to poverty. In addition ot the celebrated title story, commonly regarded as her finest single tale, this volume includes "The foreigner, " "The Town Poor, " "Miss Peck; s Promotion, " "The Passing of Sister Barsett, " "Miss Esther's Guest, " "Aunt Cynthy Dallet, " "The Guests of Mrs. Timms, " and "The Courting of Sister Wisby."

Synopsis:

Wonderfully descriptive prose from distinguished regionalist writer includes 10 tales dealing with female friendships, poverty, and compassion: "The Town Poor," "Miss Pecks Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," 7 more. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

Wonderfully descriptive prose from distinguished regionalist writer includes 10 tales dealing with female friendships, poverty, and compassion: "The Town Poor," "Miss Peck's Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," 7 more.

Table of Contents

A white heron — The Dulham ladies — Miss Tempy's watchers — Miss Peck's promotion — The courting of sister Wisby — The town poor — The passing of sister Barsett — Miss Esther's guest — The guests of Mrs. Timms — The foreigner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486408842
Author:
Jewett, Sarah Orne
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
New england
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
New England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.28 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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Product details 128 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486408842 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Writing in wonderfully descriptive and fluent prose, Sam Orne Jewett, best-known for The Country of the Pointed Firs, clearly followed her father's encouraging advice — to write not about things, but to "write the things themselves just as they are." That she did so is clearly evident in the stories in this collection, regional sketches that celebrate the past, full of clearly delineated characters and carefully detailed natural and domestic settings. Her themes of female friendships — as in "The Derham ladies" and "Miss Tempys's Watchers" — are characteristic, as are stories that portray the resilience with which her female characters respond to poverty. In addition ot the celebrated title story, commonly regarded as her finest single tale, this volume includes "The foreigner, " "The Town Poor, " "Miss Peck; s Promotion, " "The Passing of Sister Barsett, " "Miss Esther's Guest, " "Aunt Cynthy Dallet, " "The Guests of Mrs. Timms, " and "The Courting of Sister Wisby."
"Synopsis" by ,
Wonderfully descriptive prose from distinguished regionalist writer includes 10 tales dealing with female friendships, poverty, and compassion: "The Town Poor," "Miss Pecks Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," 7 more. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by , Wonderfully descriptive prose from distinguished regionalist writer includes 10 tales dealing with female friendships, poverty, and compassion: "The Town Poor," "Miss Peck's Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," 7 more.

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