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Country of the Pointed Firs

Sarah Orne Jewett

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Description:

The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is considered Jewett’s finest work, described by Henry James as her “beautiful little quantum of achievement.” Despite James’s diminutives, the novel remains a classic. Because it is loosely structured, many critics view the book not as a novel, but a series of sketches; however, its structure is unified through both setting and theme. Jewett herself felt that her strengths as a writer lay not in plot development or dramatic tension, but in character development. Indeed, she determined early in her career to preserve a disappearing way of life, and her novel can be read as a study of the effects of isolation and hardship on the inhabitants who lived in the decaying fishing villages along the Maine coast. (summary from Gutenberg e-text)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 25m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:21