A Country Doctor
Brimming with period realism and layers of thematic depth, this novel is both a luminous portrayal of rural Maine and a semi-autobiographical look at Jewett's world in the late 19th century. In it, Nan's struggle to choose between marriage and a career as a doctor, between the confining life of a small town and a self-directed one as a professional, mirrors Jewett's own conflicts. It also eloquently gives voice to the women's issues of Jewett's time, cementing her as an icon in American literature. Introduction by Paula Blanchard.
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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
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Through the dialogue and incidental plot progression, even through the characterization of major and minor characters, it is easy to see Jewett's great influence on the Canadian writer Lucy Maud ... Read full review