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The Country of the Pointed Firs and the Dunnet Landing Tales (1896) (Paperback)
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The Country of the Pointed Firs and the Dunnet Landing Tales (1896) (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 30/01/2010
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This new edition of a beloved American story cycle includes a rich selection of appendices on the work's literary, critical, and biographical contexts. Originally published in four installments of the ""Atlantic Monthly"" in 1896, ""The Country of the Pointed Firs"" is Sarah Orne Jewett's most popular and enduring work. It is commonly regarded as the best and most successful example of local color or regionalist literature in the nineteenth century. This edition is based on the ""Atlantic"" serialization and also includes the four related Dunnet Landing stories. The critical introduction situates the text in its historical, cultural and literary milieu, attending to the place of this novel in Jewett's oeuvre and in her biography, as well as to its inclusion within a tradition of local color literature. Appendices include earlier local color writing by Jewett and others, Jewett's letters, and contemporary reviews of the novel. This is the only edition with appendices.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781551118345
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"In this centenary year of the author's death Broadview Press is to be commended for bringing forth an excellent new edition of Sarah Orne Jewett's great work, The Country of the Pointed Firs. Considered by Willa Cather one of the American books guaranteed to endure, the text is here reproduced in its original integrity, after which are appended the sequel Dunnet Landing stories. Deborah Carlin's exceptionally informative annotations to the text will greatly enrich readers' appreciation and understanding. Also supplied is a useful selection of supplementary critical and historical material, including a rare, little-known, and very valuable 1895 interview with Jewett. The Country of the Pointed Firs is a distinguished addition to the impressive Broadview Editions series; I highly recommend it for classroom use, as well as for the general reader." -- Josephine Donovan, Professor Emerita of English, University of Maine

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