Synopses & Reviews
This edition of makes the American classic available in the form in which it was originally published in 1896. An edition published after the author's death had incorporated three "Dunnett Landing" stories into the novel as additional chapters; these stories appear here in a separate section, along with a fourth story belonging to this group and four more tales. The four Dunnett Landing stories are "A Dunnett Shepherdess," "The Foreigner," "The Queen's Twin," and "William's Wedding"; the four additional tales are "A White Heron," "Miss Tempy's Watchers," "Martha's Lady," and "Aunt Cynthy Dallett." Here in the fictional town of Dunnett's Landing on the coast of Maine, Sarah Orne Jewett introduces people--now mostly women, as many of the town's men have been lost at sea or moved away in this era of whaling's decline--who have lived next to the sea for generations and seem to share its strength, silence and mystery.
With an Introduction by Marjorie Pryse
In prose of exquisite simplicity, Jewett draws a resonant portrait of people creating and tending bonds of relationship in a landscape buffeted by the forces of isolation as well as nature's severity.
About the Author
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1900) was born in South Berwick, Maine, and lived there most of her life.Mary Ellen Chase (b. 1887 - d.1973) taught at Smith College for many years and was the author of a number of works of fiction and criticism.Marjorie Pryse teaches American literature and women's studies at the State University of New York.
Table of Contents
The country of the pointed firs -- A white heron -- Miss Tempy's watchers -- Martha's lady -- Aunt Cynthy Dallett.