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Sarah Wyman Whitman's Cover - 1896 Edition

1910 Edition

The frontispiece is by Marcia Oakes Woodbury (1865-1913). Born like Jewett in South Berwick, Maine, Woodbury studied painting in New York and Paris. Her paintings, "Triptych" and "Mother and Daughter," belong to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She and her husband, Charles H. Woodbury (1864-1940), also an artist, were friends of Jewett. Together they designed illustrations for a Holiday Edition of Deephaven that appeared in 1893, from which the frontispiece is borrowed (Cary, Sarah Orne Jewett Letters, p. 85).

Frontispiece of the 1910 Edition of The Country of the Pointed Firs
From the Illustrations for Deephaven (1893)
Courtesy of the University of Iowa Library

In the Garden
Originally titled "Mrs. Dockum" in Deephaven 

Title Page of the 1910 Edition


Photograph Illustrations for the Visitors' Edition - 1919
Charles Sumner Olcott 1864-1935
Author and photographer.  His books include:

    The Lure of the Camera 1914
   The Life of William McKinley 1916


    The text available to the editor was rebound, with two illustrations missing: "A Handy Dory, an' Johnny Bowden" (48) and "A Dunnet Landing House at which the Author was a frequent visitor" (116). 


Frontispiece:  Dunnet Landing


In Chapter 3 The Schoolhouse

In Chapter 9 William


In Chapter 11 The Old Singers


In Chapter 13  Poor Joanna


In Chapter 17  A Country Road


In Chapter 17  A Country Road


In Chapter 19  The Feast's End


In Chapter 20  Along Shore


In Chapter 20  Along Shore


In "A Dunnet Shepherdess" [Chapter 21]
Note that the 1919 edition varies from the first edition, interpolating sequels between the original Chapters 20 and 21.


In "William's Wedding" [Chapter 22]


In "The Queen's Twin" [Chapter 23]


In The Backward View [Chapter 24]

Advertisement for Jewett's books
Atlantic Monthly 79, June 1897
from back pages.


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