Sarah Orne JewettSarah Orne Jewett
American Novelist and Writer
1849 – 1909 A.D.

Sarah Orne Jewett, an American novelist, and writer of short stories. She excelled in the simple and intimate portrayal of New England character in its finer and gentler moods. Her work is distinguished for its naturalness and is a valuable contribution to the fiction dealing with American life.

She describes the people of Maine, their characteristic speech, manners and traditions, with peculiar charm and realism, often recalling the work of Hawthorne.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.

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