The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (Book Title)


Program Description:

The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is Sarah Orne Jewett's most popular book. Edited by Sarah Sherman, this centennial edition contains a facsimile of the original text, thereby restoring the novel to Jewett’s own version, which had been considerably altered in other published versions, plus four related stories. Further enhancing the importance of this volume is editor Sarah Sherman’s introduction, which includes a sketch of Jewett’s life and professional development, a commentary on textual accuracy, and a discussion of the book’s themes and techniques as well as its historical context. (University Press of New England, 1997)


Sarah Sherman

Sarah Sherman is an associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. Her research interests include nineteenth-century American literature and American studies, and consumer culture.

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