Sarah Orne Jewett (2829 words)

Articles on Jewett's Works

Sarah Orne Jewett is known primarily for The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), her masterpiece about coastal and rural Maine, and for a number of well-crafted short stories exploring similar regional settings, characters, and customs. Because she focuses on details about ordinary people living in a specific locale, she is sometimes classified as a literary realist, a label disputed by others who note, for instance, her frequent use of personal viewpoints as opposed to the slice-of-life objectivity practiced by the major literary realists. Realist or not, Jewett is the greatest of the women regionalists who were forming a literary tradition of their own in nineteenth-century America, and she is generally recognized today, …

Nichols, Kathleen L.. "Sarah Orne Jewett". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 July 2008
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