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Though not as well known as the writers she influenced, Sarah Orne Jewett remains one of the most important American novelists of the late nineteenth century. A Country Doctor, Jewett’s first novel, is a luminous portrayal of rural Maine and a look at the author’s own world. In it, Nan’s struggle to choose between marriage and a career as a doctor, between the confining life of a small town and a self-directed one as a professional, mirrors Jewett’s own conflicts as well as eloquently giving voice to the leading women’s issues of her time.

Jewett’s perfect details about wildflowers and seaside wharfs, farm women knitting by the fireside and sailors going upriver to meet the moonlight convey a realism that has seldom been surpassed.

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  • “A Country Doctor endures…as an uncommonly moving and evocative tale about the coming-of-age of a courageous, perservering, earnest young woman determined to achieve authentic selfhood in defiance of propriety and custom.”

    Frederick Wegener, editor of Edith Wharton: The Uncollected Critical Writings

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/12/2014

    " This book took me a while to get into, but I'm glad I stuck with it because it turned out to be a great read. It is about a young woman who must choose between marriage and her career as a country doctor in new england in the late 1800's. Nan is a very endearing and inspiring character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jessica | 1/3/2014

    " Ughhhh this book was NOT GOOD "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jana | 12/29/2013

    " I was surprised that this book was published in 1884 because of its feminist overtones. It had many memorable passages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy | 12/24/2013

    " Keeping in mind when this was written, it was an enlightening book ! Also an easy read . Makes one know how far women have come! "

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