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by Sarah Orne Jewett
KATE LANCASTER'S PLAN
Annotated Texts of the 1877 and 1893 Prefaces
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Atlantic Texts of the Original Sketches
The Shore House
This text is based on the 1900, 28th Impression, Houghton, Mifflin and Co. reprint of the 1877 edition. There are some revisions in the 1893 text. Illustrations by Charles Herbert Woodbury (1864-1940) and Marcia Oakes Woodbury (1865-1913) from the 1893 text are included here.
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This book is not wholly new, several of the chapters having already been published in the "Atlantic Monthly."
It has so often been asked if Deephaven may not be found on the map of New England under another name, that, to prevent any misunderstanding, I wish to say, while there is a likeness to be traced, few of the sketches are drawn from that town itself, and the characters will in almost every case be looked for there in vain.
I dedicate this story of out-of-door life and country people first to my father and mother, my two best friends, and also to all my other friends, whose names I say to myself lovingly, though I do not write them here.
S. O. J.
Edited and annotated by Terry Heller, assisted by Tanner Brossart, Coe College.