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A Country Doctor (Hardcover)

A Country Doctor By Sarah Orne Jewett, Mint Editions (Contribution by) Cover Image
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A brilliant and ambitious woman is eager to establish her career as a doctor but is forced to choose between her occupation and married life. This timely tale presents an internal conflict facing women in the nineteenth century and beyond. Nan is a bright young woman who grows up under the tutelage of the widowed physician, Dr. Leslie. She became interested in medicine at an early age and decides to pursue it as an adult. Unfortunately, her desire to start a career goes against the social conventions of the day. Women are expected to prioritize marriage and children over any profession. Yet, Nan struggles to desert her goals to appease others. It's a trying dilemma that pits her against her family, friends and local residents. A Country Doctor is a semiautobiographical story influenced by the author's personal path to independence. The novel explores the many limitations women encounter when attempting to establish a career. It's a forward-thinking tale and source of encouragement for those seeking professional growth. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of A Country Doctor is both modern and readable.

About the Author

A novelist, short story writer, and poet, Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) was the daughter of a doctor. As a young child she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and was encouraged to take frequent walks, falling in love with nature as a result. At nineteen, Jewett had a short story published in The Atlantic, and her reputation grew with the publication of A Country Doctor and The Country of the Pointed Firs. For most of her adult life, Jewett lived with her close friend, Annie Adams Field, in what was then termed a "Boston marriage." In 1902, Jewett was injured by a carriage and her writing career came to an end; she died in 1909.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781513207704
ISBN-10: 1513207709
Publisher: Mint Editions
Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
Pages: 206
Language: English