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From Kirkus Reviews: Lackluster biography of the turn-of-the-century New England writer whose independent, unmarried women characters and ecological consciousness have stirred some contemporary interest. Silverthorne has written children's books (I, Heracles, 1978, etc.) and a bio of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1988--not reviewed). Jewett (1849-1909), born and raised in small-town Maine, wrote mostly about ordinary people whose ways were being condescended to by the new influx of urban summer visitors. Success came early: a story accepted by The Atlantic before her 20th birthday. Jewett's first book appeared in 1877 from the publishing house that eventually became Houghton Mifflin and that continued to publish her work, including her best-known novel, The Country of the Pointed Firs. For more than 20 years, she divided her time between Maine and the Boston home of Annie Fields, widow of editor/publisher James Fields. ``Whether or not there was a physical dimension will no doubt continue to be a fascinating question for debate,'' writes Silverthorne, who also offers the upbeat but hardly revealing information that Jewett often shared ``ideas and feelings about every subject under the sun'' and that her head was ``filled with new experiences, unforgettably scenery, and most of all the exciting acquaintances she had made.'' As a critical biography, this effort also falls short: ``As usual, different stories in the collection appealed to different reviewers....'' What a treat to discover a woman writer who was both successful and happy. But since Jewett's life seems not to have been complicated by intrinsically compelling drama, Silverthorne's failure to capture her personality and sensibility is a fatal lack. (Photographs) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Sarah Orne Jewett
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Book Description Overlook Books, 1993. Book Condition: Good. F First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3488896
Book Description Overlook Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2623616368
Book Description Overlook Press, The. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0879514841I3N00
Book Description Overlook Press, The. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0879514841I3N10
Book Description Overlook Press, The. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0879514841I3N00
Book Description Overlook Books, 1993. Book Condition: Very Good. F First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87823572
Book Description The Overlook Press, Woodstock & New York, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 79632
Book Description The Overlook Press, Woodstock & New York, 1993. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Advance Reading Copy/Proof. Bookseller Inventory # 241363
Book Description Overlook Hardcover, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0879514841
Book Description Overllook Press, Woodstock, NY, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped. 1st Edition. A tight edition. DJ has minor rubbing. Text is clean. Book. Bookseller Inventory # WS09569