A Country Doctor
A hundred and thirty years after it was first published, Sarah Orne Jewett s story of a young medical woman remains an incisive rendering of the dilemmas of gender, society, and self. Nan Prince first becomes interested in medicine as a child, as the ward of the widowed physician Dr. Leslie. In time she becomes his protegee. But when she enters medical college, she realizes that she will have to choose between marriage and her career, between the demands of her society and her obligations to her true self. Inspired by Jewett s own interests and by her father, A Country Doctorportrays a world very much in flux and Nan, ultimately, as a woman with a new world opening to her.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
Nan Price is adopted by a doctor as a young orphan (there's a lot of them around in nineteenth-century women's literature) and grows up to become a doctor herself. Despite the title, which might make ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LukeS - LibraryThing
Nan Price was orphaned in infancy, then raised by her grandmother, until her upbringing is finished by Dr. John Leslie. A case can certainly be made that the eponymous doctor is our Dr. Leslie, rather ... Read full review