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A New England Nun: And Other Stories (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Considered a "regionalist" writer, like Kate Chopin and fellow New Englander Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman began writing at a time in America's history when literature was becoming the first "culture industry", and she found a growing market for her work in popular magazines. This collection shows Freeman's many modes — romantic, gothic, and psychologically symbolic — as well as her use of pathos and sentimentality, of dry reserve, and of humor, satire, and irony. These last are most vividly expressed in The Jamesons, a series of sketches about village life reprinted for the first time since the turn of the century. Also included here are stories that center on questions of women's integrity, courage, and, often, privation; that explore cultural constructions of masculinity; and that dramatize the interconnection of rural New England with modern culture and commerce.

Table of Contents

A New England Nun and Other Stories Acknowledgments

Introduction by Sandra A. Zagarell

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Texts

A Moral Exigency

A Mistaken Charity

A New England Nun

A Poetess

Louisa

The Revolt of "Mother"

The Jamesons

One Good Time

The Love of Parson Lord

The Parrot

The Lost Ghost

Old Woman Magoun

The Winning Lady

Dear Annie

The Amethyst Comb

A Retreat to the Goal

Explanatory Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437393
Editor:
Zagarell, Sandra A.
Author:
Zagarell, Sandra A.
Author:
Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins
Author:
Zagarell, Sandra
Author:
Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
New England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
55
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.80x5.08x.65 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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