Books by Sarah Orne Jewett

Excerpted from the compiled list included in:
Blanchard, Paula. SOJ: Her World and Her Work. Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1994.


Jewett at her writing deskRead this note on the bibliograpical information presented here.

Deephaven. James R. Osgood, 1877.
Play Days. Houghton, Osgood, 1878.
Old Friends and New. Houghton, Osgood, 1879.
Country By-Ways. Houghton-Mifflin, 1881.
A Country Doctor. Houghton-Mifflin, 1884.
The Mate of the Daylight, and Friends Ashore. Houghton-Mifflin, 1884.
A Marsh Island. Houghton-Mifflin, 1884.
A White Heron and Other Stories. Houghton-Mifflin, 1886.
The Story of the Normans, Told Chiefly in Relation to Their Conquest of England. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1887.
The King of Folly Island and Other People. Houghton-Mifflin, 1888.
Tales of New England. Houghton-Mifflin, 1890.
Betty Leicester: A Story for Girls. Houghton-Mifflin, 1890.
Strangers and Wayfarers. Houghton-Mifflin, 1890.
A Native of Winby and Other Tales. Houghton-Mifflin, 1893.
Betty Leicester's English Christmas: A New Chapter of an Old Story. Privately printed for the Bryn Mawr School, 1984.
The Life of Nancy. Houghton-Mifflin, 1895.
The Country of the Pointed Firs. Houghton-Mifflin, 1896.
The Queen's Twin and Other Stories, Houghton-Mifflin, 1899.
The Tory Lover. Houghton-Mifflin, 1901.
An Empty Purse: A Christmas Story. Privately printed, 1905.

Books and articles about Sarah Orne Jewett

(Note: I have used SOJ as shorthand for Jewett, also, this is not a definitive listing of all the works on Sarah Orne Jewett, but it will get you started. I suggest you look Jewett up on your local MLA database if you want more, or look in the back of any biography on her. I also suggest that you look at the works cited for the Jewett criticisms here.)

Ammons, Elizabeth. "Jewett's Witches." In Gwen L. Nagel, ed., Critical Essays on SOJ, pp. 165-184. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
---. "The Shape of Violence in Jewett's 'A White Heron.'" Colby Library Quarterly 22:1 (Mar. 1986), pp. 6-16.
Berthoff, Warner. "The Art of Jewett's Pointed Firs." In Richard Cary, ed., Appreciation of SOJ, pp. 144-61. Waterville, Me.: Colby College Press, 1973.
Bishop, Ferman. "The Sense of the Past in SOJ." In Richard Cary, ed. Appreciation of SOJ, pp. 134-43. Waterville, Me.: Colby College Press, 1973.
Blanchard, Paula. SOJ: Her World and Her Work. Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1994. Highly Recommended by Domestic Goddess' Editor.
Bowditch, Mrs. Ernest. "The Jewett Library." Colby Library Quarterly 5:12 (Dec 1961), pp. 357-65.
Buchan, A.M. "'Our Dear Sarah': An Essay on SOJ." In Richard Cary, ed. Appreciation of SOJ, pp. 85-111. Waterville, Me.: Colby College Press, 1973.
Carson, Richard G. "Nature and the Circles of Initiation in The Country of the Pointed Firs." Colby Library Quarterly 21:3 (Sept 1985), pp. 154-60.
Cary, Richard, ed. Appreciation  of SOJ. Waterville, Me.: Colby College Press, 1973.
---. "Jewett on Writing Short Stories." Colby Library Quarterly 6:10 (June 1964), pp. 425-40.
---. "Jewett to Dresel: 33 Letters." Colby Library Quarterly 11:1 (Mar 1975), pp. 13-49.
---. "The Literary Rubrics of SOJ." In Gwen L. Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ, pp. 198-211. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
---. "Miss Jewett and Madame Blanc." Colby Library Quarterly 7:11 (Sept 1967), pp. 467-87.
Chapman, Edward M. "The New England of SOJ." In Richard Cary, ed. Appreciation of SOJ, pp. 52-63. Waterville, Me.: Colby College Press, 1973.
Crumpacker, Laurie. "The Art of the Healer: Women in the Fiction of SOJ." Colby Library Quarterly 19:3 (Sept 1983), pp. 155-66.
Donahue, Marie. "SOJ's 'Dear Old House and Home.'" Down East 24:1 (Aug 1977), pp. 62-67.
Donavan, Josephine. "Nan Prince and the Golden Apples." Colby Library Quarterly 22:1, (Mar 1986), pp. 17-27.
---. New England Local Color Literature; A Woman's Tradition. New York: Continuum, 1988.
---. Sarah Orne Jewett. New York: Ungarn, 1980.
---. "Sarah Orne Jewett's Critical Theory: Notes toward a Feminine Literary Mode." In Gwel L. Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ, pp. 212-25. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
---. "The Unpublished Love Poems of SOJ." In Gwel L. Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ, pp. 107-17. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
Fike, Frances. "An Interpretation of Pointed Firs." In In Richard Cary, ed. Appreciation of SOJ, pp. 170-80. Waterville, Me.: Colby College Press, 1973.
Folsom, Marcia McClintock. "'Tact is a Kind of Mind-Reading': Empathic Style in SOJ's The Country of the Pointed Firs." In In Gwel L. Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ, pp. 76-89. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
Frost, John Eldridge. Sarah Orne Jewett. Kittery Point, Me: The Gundalow Club, 1960.
Griffith, Kelley Jr. "Sylvia as Hero in SOJ's 'A White Heron.;" Colby Library Quarterly 22:1, (Mar 1986), pp. 22-27.
Hobbs, Glenda. "Pure and Passionate: Female Friendship in SOJ's 'Martha's Lady.'" In Gwel L. Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ, pp. 99-107 Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
Johns, Barbara A. "'Mateless and Appealing': Growing into Spinsterhood in SOJ."
In Gwel L. Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ, pp. 147-65. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
Krause, Mary C. "SOJ and Temporal Continuity." Colby Library Quarterly 15:3, (Sept 1979), pp.157-74.
Masteller, Jean Carwile. "The Women Doctors of Howells, Phelps and Jewett: The Conflict of Marriage and Career." In Gwel L. Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ, pp. 135-47 Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
Matthiessen, Francis Otto. Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1929.
Mayer, Charles W. "'The Only Rose': A Central Jewett Story." Colby Library Quarterly 17:1 (Mar 1981), pp. 26-33.
Mobley, Marilyn E. "Rituals of Flight and Return: The Ironic Journeys of SOJ's Female Characters." Colby Library Quarterly 22:1 (Mar 1986) pp. 36-42.
Nagel, Gwen L., ed. Critical Essays on SOJ. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
---. "'This prim corner of land where she was queen': SOJ's New England Gardens." Colby Library Quarterly 22:1 (Mar 1986), 43-62.
Nagel Gwen L., and James Nagel. SOJ: A Reference Guide. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1978.
Piacentino, Edward J. "Local Color and Beyond: The Artistic Dimension of SOJ's "The Foreigner.'" Colby Library Quarterly 21:2 (June 1985), 92-98.
Pool, Eugene Hillhouse. "The Child in SOJ." In Richard Cary, Ed., Appreciation of SOJ, pp. 223-28. Waterville, Me.: Colby College Press, 1973.
Pryse, Marjorie. Introduction to Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories. pp. v-xix. New York: W.W. Norton, 1982.
---. "Women 'at Sea': Feminist Realism in SOJ's 'The Foreigner.'" In Nagel, Gwen L., ed. Critical Essays on SOJ. pp 89-98. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
Renza, Louis A. "A White Heron" and the Question of Minor Literature. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.
Roman, Judith. "A Closer Look at the Jewett-Fields Relationship." In Gwen L.Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ. 119-34, Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
Roman, Margaret. SOJ: Reconstructing Gender. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama
Press, 1992.
Romines, Ann. "In Deephaven: Skirmishes Near the Swamp." In Gwen L.Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on SOJ. 43-57, Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.
Sherman, Sarah Way. SOJ: A New England Persephone. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1989.
Snow, Malinda. "'That One Talent': The Vocation as Theme in SOJ's A Country Doctor." Colby Library Quarterly 16:3 (Sept 1980), 138-47.
Thompson, Charles Miner. "The Art of Miss Jewett." Atlantic Monthly 94 (October 1904), 485-97.
Vella, Michael W. "SOJ: A Reading of The Country of the Pointed Firs." Emerson Society Quarterly 19 (1973), 275-82.
Weber, Clara Carter and Carl J. Weber. A Bibliography of the Published Writings of SOJ. Waterville: Colby College Press, 1949.
Westbrook, Perry D. Acres of Flint: SOJ and Her Contemporaries. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1981.
Wood, Ann Douglas. "The Literature of Impoverishment: The Women Local Colorists in America 1865-1914." Women's Studies 1:1 (1972), 3-46.
Zagarell, Sandra A. "Narrative of Community: The Identification of a Genre." Signs 13:31 (Spring 1988), 498-527.


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