The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories Study Guide

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories is a collection of works by Sarah Orne Jewett. Her stories are notable as works of regionalism, focusing on specific locations in America. Rather than focusing on plots, her works feature vignettes that draw out subtle descriptions. Her most famous story, "The Country of the Pointed Firs," describes a narrator who returns to Dunnett, Maine to finish a book. She moves in with Mrs. Todd, who distracts her and moves into a schoolhouse instead, describing some of the people she meets.

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