A New England Nun and Other Stories #2020

A New England Nun and Other Stories Mary E. Wilkins Freeman A New England Nun and Other Stories A New England Nun is the story of Louisa Ellis a woman who has lived alone for many years Louisa is set in her ways she likes to keep her house meticulously clean wear multiple aprons and eat from

  • Title: A New England Nun and Other Stories
  • Author: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • ISBN: 9781598180343
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • A New England Nun and Other Stories Mary E. Wilkins Freeman A New England Nun is the story of Louisa Ellis, a woman who has lived alone for many years Louisa is set in her ways, she likes to keep her house meticulously clean, wear multiple aprons, and eat from her nicest china every day She has an old dog named Caesar who she feels must be kept chained up because he bit a neighbor 14 years ago as a puppy It was late in the aft A New England Nun is the story of Louisa Ellis, a woman who has lived alone for many years Louisa is set in her ways, she likes to keep her house meticulously clean, wear multiple aprons, and eat from her nicest china every day She has an old dog named Caesar who she feels must be kept chained up because he bit a neighbor 14 years ago as a puppy It was late in the afternoon, and the light was waning There was a difference in the look of the tree shadows out in the yard Somewhere in the distance cows were lowing and a little bell was tinkling now and then a farm wagon tilted by, and the dust flew some blue shirted laborers with shovels over their shoulders plodded past little swarms of flies were dancing up and down before the peoples faces in the soft air There seemed to be a gentle stir arising over everything for the mere sake of subsidence a very premonition of rest and hush and night This soft diurnal commotion was over Louisa Ellis also She had been peacefully sewing at her sitting room window all the afternoon Now she quilted her needle carefully into her work, which she folded precisely, and laid in a basket with her thimble and thread and scissors Louisa Ellis could not remember that ever in her life she had mislaid one of these little feminine appurtenances, which had become, from long use and constant association, a very part of her personality Also includes A Village Lear, Amanda and Love, Up Primrose Hill, A Stolen Christmas, Life Everlastin , An Innocent Gamester, Louisa, A Church Mouse, A Kitchen Colonel and The Revolt of Mother.
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    1. Mary E Wilkins Freeman mined the same territory in her native rural New England, for the stuff of short fiction, as her fellow regional Realist author Sarah Orne Jewett Although Freeman made a point not to read Jewett s work, to keep from being unduly influenced, the two women share a deep sympathy for the people they wrote about, keen observation of human nature and an ear for dialogue, and a moral vision, as well as a literary school of thought and a common regional identity Both were, IMO, pr [...]

    2. 20 SEP 2015 free download of author s page at Project Gutenberg This title is not specifically named however, A New England Nun may likely be contained within the short story collections Edit It is not in any of the collections Please see the other links provided herein Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman gutenberg ebooks searcA New England Nun may be found here archive details anewenglaMay be read online here fullreads literature a new About 6 pages in a very easy to read format I love short stories T [...]

    3. I really only thought the first and last stories were worth reading I read some of the others , but skimmed alot of the rest A New England Nun and The Revolt of Mother were 4 star stories.

    4. March 2013A selection of New England stories from Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, a regional writer and contemporary of Sarah Orne Jewett, who achieved popularity and some celebrity in a long career around the turn of the twentieth century Her work is much harder to find these days, at least in print although much of her work is available online here , but I came across three of her stories last year in various anthologies and decided to look for And here it is Good ol Penguin Classics.In the tit [...]

    5. I ve only read the title story, but I m going to mark this as read for now I did download the e book of the entire collection, so I may revisit the rest as a whole someday.I enjoyed this pretty well I tend to like the mini genre of fiction by 19th century women that functions as proto feminist, and I think the thing I actually like about them the most are how complicated they are to a feminist reading Because, so often, they fail us a little, too.This story is certainly one of an independent wom [...]

    6. Mary Wilkins Freeman s story of a woman who weighs the benefits and drawbacks of married life in 1890s New England and chooses a life of solitude The story centers around Louisa Ellis, who lives a peaceful life by herself She cherishes her delicate daily rituals, her solitude, her independence When her fianc , Joe Dagget, returns from Australia with a fortune, fourteen years after last having seen her, Louisa is hesitant to give up the pleasant life she has led since his departure She dreads a f [...]

    7. As far as late 1800s American literature goes, I found this title to be sort of drab but perhaps that s just because I read it right after Bret Harte s The Luck of Roaring Camp, which set the bar pretty high While my anthology s introduction was accurate in saying that Wilkins Freeman provides detailed depictions of real New England life during this time period, I was unconvinced by the perfectionist character of Louisa.Additionally, it seemed that the character development overall was shallow c [...]

    8. Love this book Written by a spinster a term from her day about mostly middle aged and older women, who stay at home or who are forced to live with a brother or other male relative, and who often have a talent or ability they can not easily express in their little rural or semi rural town and yet I loved it.I imagined Emily Dickinson in the title role of some of the stories, as honestly, even in the present day of choice and freedom I know very few women my age middle aged who aren t or haven t [...]

    9. I love this book This collection of short stories seems modest in its narratives about the lives of mainly New England women who live in small rural villages and towns during the 1800 s but each story is so epic, so well written, so witty, that makes this book one of the best reads experienced Some stories are so shocking, especially since I never thought of connecting certain issues with these characters For instance, I started to read Old Woman Magoun and as is Freeman s common style of having [...]

    10. I tend to think Mary Wilkins early stories are her best A New England Nun is rightly regarded as her best, but a number of the preceding stories in this volume come close The Jamesons is also good, particularly as a satire of the ethnographic participant observer that so often narrates regional fiction in this regard, The Jamesons belongs alongside Mary Murfree s novel In the Stranger People s Country But on the whole I find Wilkins a bit less worthy of the attention as a top tier regionalist th [...]

    11. So, I only read A New England Nun in an anthology for class but I really enjoyed it Many critics feel strongly against stories such as this, but, maybe it is because I am a woman, I love the details of an ordinary day, and I love hearing the internal thought life of a character For me, Louisa s tale was an interesting one that captured my full attention the whole time, wondering what she d do next As a homebody myself not to her extreme, though , I can relate to her fears A pleasant read

    12. Only read A New England Nun A very beautiful story of a woman leading a modest, quiet life confronted by indecision as her wedding day approaches Should she risk her firmly established tranquil state of living by uprooting to live with a man to whom she s been engaged for nearly a decade Truly poignant, with a writing style that deviates from its otherwise dull, laborious contemporaries, to create something seemingly ahead of its time.

    13. I didn t really read this whole book, just the title story and in another collection of short stories Sill, the short story was so good that I had to write about it WOW A New England Nun was perfection in short story form I am going to try to get ahold of this book so I can read of Mary Freeman s work.

    14. I really enjoyed this story It was surprising that it ended the way it did because in the era women had their place and it was to be married and taking care of the home so when she didn t do that it surprised me.

    15. A great bunch of stories written by a fascinating woman Her stories intrigued me enough to research her life.

    16. Excellent A triumph Delightfully relatable, even after all these years since publication My favorite of this 19th Century American Women Writers course so far.

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