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Notwithstanding now not as famous because the writers she motivated, Sarah Orne Jewett however is still essentially the most vital American novelists of the past due 19th century. released in 1884, Jewett's first novel, a rustic health professional, is a luminous portrayal of rural Maine and a semiautobiographical examine her global. In it, Nan's fight to select from marriage and a profession as a physician, among the confining lifetime of a small city and a self-directed one as a qualified, mirrors Jewett's personal conflicts in addition to eloquently giving voice to the best women's problems with her time. even perhaps extra vital, Jewett's ideal information about wild plants and seashore wharfs, farm ladies knitting by way of the hearth and sailors going upriver to satisfy the moonlight, express a realism that has seldom been passed and stamp her writing along with her signature type. a modern and good friend of Willa Cather, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Julia Ward Howe, Sarah Orne Jewett is widely known as a pathfinder in American literary background, courageously pursuing a street much less traveled that led the best way for different ladies to persist with.
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24, 1966 Dearest Family, I apologize for these carbon copies, I hope you can read them. Too bad Mary and Joe are all grown up now and can’t copy this letter out for me, as they did in their Small Review, so long ago. But I am in a hurry, and we have a lot of news. Our lovely Mary is now Mrs. Sandy Copeland, having Eloped in a romantic trip to South Carolina in the dead of night. Sandy is a carpenter and such a nice young man, we love him like a son already. Sandy and Mary met in the 35 Lee Smith drugstore in Farmville, Virginia, where Mary was enrolled at Longwood College prior to her marriage.
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