Country of the Pointed Firs

Country of the Pointed Firs

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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 ...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    The Return / Mrs. Todd
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  2. 02
    The Schoolhouse
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  3. 03
    At the Schoolhouse Window
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