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The Country of the Pointed Firs | Study Guide

Sarah Orne Jewett

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Overview

Author

Sarah Orne Jewett

Year Published

1896

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

A first-person narrator who experiences the events herself narrates The Country of the Pointed Firs from her perspective.

Tense

The Country of the Pointed Firs is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The Country of the Pointed Firs is sometimes referred to as a novel and sometimes categorized as a collection of character sketches. It takes place in a small fishing community in Maine in the later part of the 19th century and describes the people and settings in vivid detail. The work is typical of Sarah Orne Jewett's (1849–1909) flair for local color, or capturing the essence of a particular setting, most often Maine.

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