Sarah Orne Jewett

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Birthday
3, 1849
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Jun 24, 1909 (59)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1849
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Jun 24, 1909 (59)

About

An American novelist and short story writer known for the coastal Maine settings of her books, she published such works as The Country of the Pointed Firs (novella), A Country doctor (autobiographical novel), and A White Heron (short story collection). Her other works include poetry and children's books.

Before Fame

She studied at Miss Olive Rayne's school and, later, at Berwick Academy. When she was just nineteen years old, she published a short story in the Atlantic Monthly.

Trivia

She is associated with the literary movement known as local color.

Family Life

She grew up in Maine as the daughter of a physician. She never married; however, her extremely close friendship with fellow author, Annie Fields, may have become romantic following the death of Fields' husband.

Associated With

She and John Neal were both born in Maine.