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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (987 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Orne Jewett Narrator: Cindy Hardin Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This superlative work by Sarah Orne Jewett, a late 19th century writer, shows great literary skill, artistry and charm. The Country of the Pointed Firs depicts the close personal and family relationships in a small New England village. In its appreciation of the natural beauty and restorative powers of a small community, it is similar to Thoreau's Walden.

Ahead of its time with an important social message, and written in the careful prose that marked 19th century literature, The Country of the Pointed Firs is an exciting and memorable narrative creation. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather B. | 2/16/2014

    " The character sketches are definitely appealing, but I was hampered by the accent of all but the author's voice. It was not a quick or easy read, but worthwhile. Some very beautiful descriptions. I almost didn't read the "and other stories" part of this collection, but am glad I did. I found Jewett's short stories very affecting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jane | 2/15/2014

    " this has been on my to-read list for years, and i finally picked it up this fall. i've only just read the main novella; i'd really like to read the stories after it, but i'm just not in a place to do that with any reasonable speed right now. i really wanted to be absorbed by this more than i was, and maybe i will be some other time - it wasn't as plot driven as the stuff i've been reading lately, and i had to force myself to get chapters done here and there. maybe next time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roxanne | 2/15/2014

    " I first encountered Jewett's work in American Lit, first year of college, and I really admired the short story we read, and had been meaning to read more of her work. Jewett lived in Maine in the late 1800s; she was the daughter of a doctor, and as a child she accompanied him on his rounds and got to know the people of her region really well. As a writer, she does dialect well enough that you hear the voices in your head but without stumbling over odd spellings, which I think is really hard to do. She writes these beautiful stories of rural life and gentle characters. In some ways this book reminded me of L.M. Montgomery's work (although of course Jewett came first)--Montgomery does something similar in how she captures the atmosphere of her place and the voices of the people she knows and the quaint sounds of small town life. Jewett, though, doesn't have the equivalent of an Anne, and her work has less of the cuteness that Montgomery's work does. Overall these are quiet stories, telling small tales of the joys and sorrows of simple people--but that doesn't make them any less affecting. I teared up several times as I read. Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Randilyn | 2/5/2014

    " A very quiet read--not a lot of action, but still good. Made me want to visit Maine! "

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