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Active during the latter part of the nineteenth century, United States author Sarah Orne Jewett wrote fiction in the form of short stories, novels, and novellas. Her interest in experimentation, and a particular skill in delineating character (especially in her shorter works), means that her frequent designation as a writer of 'local-colour fiction' neglects many of the nuances of her work.
3 September 1849 SOJ was born in South Berwick, Maine. Bibliographic Citation link.
Later 1896 The Country of the Pointed Firs, the novel considered by many to be SOJ's best, and best known, work, was first published. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1900-August 1901 SOJ's historical novel The Tory Lover, her last, was serialised in the Atlantic Monthly; it was published in book form in 1901. Bibliographic Citation link.
24 June 1909 SOJ died following a cerebral haemorrhage at the Jewett family home in South Berwick, Maine. Bibliographic Citation link.
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