Sarah Orne Jewett
1849–1909
Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine, where she lived
her entire life. At age 19...
Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick,
Maine on 3rd September 1849. She died in the
same town aged 59 on 24th June 1...
As a child, she developed
arthritis and so was often sent
for long country walks to try to
ease the symptoms.
She also f...
Sarah Orne Jewett Death
Jewett’s writing career was brought to
an abrupt and untimely end when she
and her sister were inv...
Sarah Orne life
RelationshipSarah Orne Jewett never married. She did
have a deep and long lasting friendship with
Anne Fie...
Some of Sarah Orne Jewett works
A White Heron (1886)
The Foreigner (1900)
Deep haven (1877)
Old Friends and New(1880)
Coun...
Sarah Orne Jewett Quotes
 It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to
do, and the secret to happiness in this...
References
 http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/soj/awh/awh
-cont.htm
 http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/s
araho...
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Eng 102 6 pm Sarah Orne Jewett

  1. 1. Sarah Orne Jewett 1849–1909 Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine, where she lived her entire life. At age 19, Jewett published her first story and was soon encouraged by William Dean Howells to publish her stories as a book. Her career continued to rise steadily and she became one of the most prominent literary figures of her time.
  2. 2. Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine on 3rd September 1849. She died in the same town aged 59 on 24th June 1909.
  3. 3. As a child, she developed arthritis and so was often sent for long country walks to try to ease the symptoms. She also frequently accompanied her father, a country doctor, on his visits to his patients and it is probably from this background that she developed her keen interest in rural domestic life on the Eastern Seaboard. She was educated at the local school, but expanded her knowledge through her family’s library and correspondence with other learned figures.
  4. 4. Sarah Orne Jewett Death Jewett’s writing career was brought to an abrupt and untimely end when she and her sister were involved in a carriage accident when their horse stumbled on a loose rock. Both sisters were thrown from the carriage and, though Jewett’s sister was largely unharmed, Jewett herself suffered from concussion and spinal damage.
  5. 5. Sarah Orne life RelationshipSarah Orne Jewett never married. She did have a deep and long lasting friendship with Anne Fields, the wife of the editor of Atlantic Monthly. After his death, Sarah and Anne lived together, giving rise to the speculation that she may have been a lesbian, but it is equally plausible that the two were merely friends and companions. Jewett connected two generations of women writers. She counted among her influences Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose New England fiction she greatly admired, and she figured prominently in the tradition of women realists and regionalists active in the second half of the nineteenth century.
  6. 6. Some of Sarah Orne Jewett works A White Heron (1886) The Foreigner (1900) Deep haven (1877) Old Friends and New(1880) Country Byways (1881) A Country Doctor (1884) A White Heron and Other Stories (1886) The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) The Tory Lover (1901)
  7. 7. Sarah Orne Jewett Quotes  It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.  The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper - whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.  Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of. “This is a very small world; we are all within hail of each other. I dare say when we get to Heaven there will not be a stranger to make friends with. -A Country Doctor”
  8. 8. References  http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/soj/awh/awh -cont.htm  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/s arahornej400602.html#wdw6F5F9Gg6reQVD.99  http://college.cengage.com/english/heath/syllabu ild/iguide/jewett.html  http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3581 7.Sarah_Orne_Jewett

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