Abstract

Abstract:

Critics have yet to discuss adequately Sarah Orne Jewett’s Christianity as a source for her fiction. Jewett is best known for The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896), a series of sketches set in southern coastal Maine, but it is in a little-known tale, “A Dunnet Shepherdess,” that she explicitly reveals her characters’ biblical convictions, which are inspired by her own Congregational heritage. Through a shepherdess’s experience, Jewett indicates that her Dunnet Landing community is knit together by the biblical concern for practices of the earth.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2056-5666
Print ISSN
0148-3331
Pages
pp. 400-413
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-04
Open Access
No
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