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Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 - June 24, 1909) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet, best known for her local color works set along or near the southern seacoast of Maine. Jewett is recognized as an important practitioner of American literary regionalism Jewett's family had been residents of New England for many generations, and Sarah Orne Jewett was born in South Berwick, Maine.Her father was a doctor, and Jewett often accompanied him on his rounds, becoming acquainted with the sights and sounds of her native land and its people. As treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that developed in early childhood, Jewett was sent on frequent walks and through them also developed a love of nature. In later life, Jewett often visited Boston, where she was acquainted with many of the most influential literary figures of her day; but she always returned to South Berwick, small seaports near which were the inspiration for the towns of "Deephaven" and "Dunnet Landing" in her stories. Jewett was educated at Miss Olive Rayne's school and then at Berwick Academy, graduating in 1866.She supplemented her education through an extensive family library. Jewett was "never overtly religious," but after she joined the Episcopal church in 1871, she explored less conventional religious ideas. For example, her friendship with Harvard law professor Theophilus Parsons stimulated an interest in the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, an eighteenth-century Swedish scientist and theologian, who believed that the Divine "was present in innumerable, joined forms - a concept underlying Jewett's belief in individual responsibility
"Dangerous, charming, and funny, this elegant miniature rediscovery will delight even brilliant minds."?Simon Van Booy
Andrâ€š Maurois' novella, published in the same year as Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa, is about a couple who become shipwrecked on an uncharted South Seas Island and discover a race of literary zealots for whom every subject and feeling needs to be expressed as a form of literary art. As explained by Alberto Manguel, "An Articole will publish not only his Intimate Journal, but also his Journal of My Intimate Journal; and his wife will publish My Husband's Journal of His Intimate Journal."
The journey to Russia's Sakhalin Island by ferry from Northern Japan takes about six hours, but it's a voyage that spans decades. With history hanging in the air, author D.G. Hilton travels by land and sea with his wife to the birthplace of her father, who as a boy fled to Japan to escape advancing Soviet forces. Together, they explore southern Sakhalin (known as Karafuto in Japan) in an old 4X4, and discover a land of living history, stunning natural beauty, and proud, colorful people. Long disputed by two great nations technically still at war and prized for its rich natural resources, Sakhalin Island is an adventure travel destination unlike any other.
William Brown escaped from slavery as a child. Brown was still considered a slave at the time of this novel's publication. Brown was a pioneer in several different literary genres, including travel and fiction. Clotel or the President's Daughter has been considered the first African-American novel. It was published in London in 1853. Brown hoped that his work would influence the British to help with the abolitionist movement in the United States. Four versions of Clotel, published between 1853 and 1867 include Clotel; or the President's Daughter: a Narrative of Slave Life in the United States, London, Partridge & Oakey, 1953; Miralda; or, The Beautiful Quadroon. A Romance of American Slavery, Founded on Fact, In Sixteen Installments, New York. Weekly Anglo African, December 1, 1860 to March 16, 1861; Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States, Boston: J. Redpath, 1864; Clotelle; or The Colored Heroine, A Tale of the Southern States, Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1867
Far and away the best (and most beautiful) maps of the Islands available today.--"Honolulu Advertiser." In this eighth edition, the full-color, topographic map reveals hiking trails, parks, beaches, waterfalls, and more than 2,200 place names (index included).
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