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Thesis Sarah Orne Jewett a native of Maine was one of the first and most skilled members of the local color movement in literatureCHow it affects todays literatureIIIThe Country of the Pointed FirsSarah Orne Jewett a native of Maine was one of the first and most skilled members of the local color movement in literature She was a novelist poet essayist and short story writer A country doctors daughter Jewetts experiences in accompanying her father on his calls had an important impressionable effect on the sensibility that later led her to write meaningful stories of New England character and experience Anyone from another part of the United States anyone from another part of the world who wants to understand New England would do well to read the stories of Sarah Orne JewettSarah Orne Jewett was born on September 3 1849 in a small town called South Berwick Maine Her father was a distinguished country doctor who taught at Bowdoin College Sarahs real education came from her fathers library and even more from the trips she took with him to see his patients in the country These trips resulted in an intimate knowledge of the Maine countryside and its people and an attachment to her father which was so strong that it precluded any emotional relationship to any other man Kunitz 418 Although she was a beautiful woman she never fell in love or inspired love She never realized how much of her life had been taken away by the father she adored Sarahs older sister encouraged her to send in her first story to a magazine Riverside under the pen name Alice C Elliot In 1869 at the age of nineteen the Atlantic Monthly published the first of a series that later was called Deephaven The book was an immediate success As the result of the success she became a friend and companion of Annie Fields a Boston hostess Through Annie she made many
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