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A Mary Wilkins Freeman reader

Author: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman; Mary R Reichardt; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), born in Randolph, Massachusetts, began to publish stories about New England in the early 1880s. In the following decades, Freeman drew widespread praise for her intimate portraits of women and her realistic depictions of rural New England life. She published short stories, essays, novels, plays, and children's books. Her stories, written in a clear and direct prose, are remarkable  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman; Mary R Reichardt; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
ISBN: 0803219989 9780803219984 0803268947 9780803268944
OCLC Number: 34710850
Description: xxi, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An honest soul --
A conflict ended --
An independent thinker --
A New England nun --
Christmas Jenny --
Life-everlastin' --
A village singer --
A church mouse --
A poetess --
The revolt of "mother" --
Louisa --
Evelina's garden --
One good time --
The parrot --
Arethusa --
The balsam fir --
The great pine --
Luella Miller --
The lost ghost --
Eglantina --
The revolt of Sophia Lane (The givers) --
The reign of the doll --
The gold --
The old-maid aunt --
Old woman Magoun --
The selfishness of Amelia Lamkin --
The balking of Christopher --
The outside of the house.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: edited by Mary R. Reichardt.
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A collection of twenty-eight stories that presents portrayals of the lives of ordinary New Englanders of Freeman's era. It depicts rebellion against oppressive social and private conditions.  Read more...


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"Freeman is one of the most interesting and powerful writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. This collection includes several of her greatest stories, including 'A New England Nun,' 'A Read more...

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