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From A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Sarah Orne Jewett.

 Compiled by Clara Carter Weber and Carl J. Weber.

Waterville, ME: Colby College Press, 1949.


Clara and Carl Weber's important bibliography includes six parts.

            1.  Books by Sarah Orne Jewett

            2. Contributions by Miss Jewett to Books by Other Writers

            3.  Contributions by Miss Jewett to Magazines and Newspapers

            4.  Reprintings of Works by Sarah Orne Jewett in the books of Other Authors and Editors

            5.  Translations of Works by Miss Jewett, and Biographical and Critical comments in Foreign Languages

            6.  Reviews of books by, and Biographical and Critical Comments on, Sarah Orne Jewett.


Parts 2 and 3, along with some information from Part 1, form the basis of the Chronological List of the Works of Sarah Orne Jewett.

Most of Part 6 has been incorporated into the materials on Jewett Literary Scholarship.

 This document presents the full content of Parts 1, 4, and 5 with some additions and corrections.


 

 

PART I

BOOKS BY SARAH ORNE JEWETT

With Descriptions of the First Editions and Notices of All Significant Subsequent Editions

 

Deephaven. By Sarah O. Jewett. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co.  1877.

255 p. 15 cm. Grass-green cloth, or copper-colored cloth (no priority), gilt decorations and lettering on spine, black lettering and gilt decoration on front cover, all edges red. "Little Classic" style.

Reprinted in 1882, 1885, 1886 (Riverside Pocket Series), 1889, and 1910.

Large-Paper Edition (250 numbered copies), illustrated by Charles and Marcia Woodbury; with a new Preface by Sarah Orne Jewett dated October 1893: Cambridge, Printed at the Riverside Press, 1894. 305 p. 22.5 cm. White cloth spine, light-green paper-covered boards; white paper label on spine; all edges untrimmed.

This illustrated edition of 1894 was also published in a smaller format, issued simultaneously with the Large-Paper Edition: Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. 305 p. 20 cm. Green cloth backs with silver lettering and decoration, white cloth spine with gilt lettering; top edges gilt.

The illustrated edition of 1894 was reissued in 1924 in a blue fabrikoid binding; top edges gilt.

Contents:

Kate Lancaster's Plan.
            Collected from "The Shore House" in the Atlantic Monthly, September 1873.


The Brandon House and the Lighthouse.
            Collected from "The Shore House" (see above). My Lady Brandon and the Widow Jim.

Deephaven Society.

            Collected from "Deephaven Cronies" in the Atlantic Monthly, September 1875.

The Captains.
            Collected from "Deephaven Cronies" (see above).

Danny.
            Collected from "Deephaven Cronies" (see above).

Captain Sands.

The Circus at Denby.
            Collected, with revisions, from "Deephaven Cronies" (see above).

Cunner-Fishing.

Mrs. Bonny.
            Collected from "Deephaven Excursions" in the Atlantic Monthly,September 1876.

In Shadow.
            Collected from "Deephaven Excursions" (see above).

Miss Chauncey.
            Collected from "Deephaven Excursions" (see above).

Last Days in Deephaven.
            Collected, with revisions, from "Deephaven Cronies" in the Atlantic Monthly, September 1875.   In this chapter appears the oft-quoted "there is no pocket in a shroud" (page 246). Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1938 edition) ascribes the quotation to John Alexander Joyce; and Stevenson's Home Book of Quotations refers to Joaquin Miller's poem "The Dead Millionaire," written about the death of Peter Cooper in April 1883. It is clear, however, that Miss Jewett's words were in print years before either Miller or Joyce wrote about pockets and shrouds




Play Days. A Book of Stories for Children. By Sarah O. Jewett, Author of "Deephaven." Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company.  1878.

213 p. 17.5 cm. Blue silk-cloth ; variant bindings of later issues: dark brown cloth, and red cloth. Gilt lettering and gilt owls on spine and front cover. Reprinted in 1883.

Contents:

Discontent (poem).

Collected from St. Nicholas, February 1876, and reprinted in Verses, 1916. The ninth stanza is quoted in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (nth ed., 1938, p. 693) thus:

Look bravely up into the sky,
            And he content with knowing
That God wished for a buttercup
            Just here, where you are growing.

Miss Jewett achieved the definitive text of this poem only after several revisions. There are five manuscript versions at Harvard and one at Colby. One of the earliest manuscripts (at Harvard) is dated July 1, 1875, but this one and three others do not contain the lines quoted in Bartlett. Only one of the Harvard manuscripts and the manuscript in the Colby College Library (which is perhaps the "fair copy" sent to St. Nicholas) contain the oft-quoted stanza.

The Water Dolly.
Collected from St. Nicholas, December 1873.

Prissy's Visit.
Collected from The Independent, January 7, 1875.

My Friend the Housekeeper.
Collected from St. Nicholas, September 1874.

Marigold House.
Collected from St. Nicholas, July 1875.

Nancy's Doll.
Collected from The Independent, August 31, 1876.

The Best China Saucer.
Collected from The Independent, July 25, 1872.

The Desert Islanders.
Collected from The Independent, November 14, 1872.

Half-done Polly.

Collected from The Independent, October 5, 1871.

Woodchucks.
Collected from The Independent, September 16, 1875.

The Kitten's Ghost.
Collected from The Independent, May 8, 1873.

The Pepper-Owl.
Collected from St. Nicholas, June 1876.

The Shipwrecked Buttons.
Collected from The Riverside Magazine, January 1870.

The Yellow Kitten.
Collected from The Independent, June 6, 1872.

Patty's Dull Christmas.
Collected from The Independent, December 23, 1875.

Beyond the Toll-Gate.
Collected from Sunday Afternoon, March 1878




Old Friends and New. By Sarah O. Jewett. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879.

269 p. 15 cm. Chocolate-brown cloth or dark blue cloth (no priority) ; gilt lettering on spine; black lettering and gilt decoration on front cover; all edges red. "Little Classic" style.

Reprinted in 1885, 1896, 1907, etc.

Contents:

A Lost Lover.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, March 1878.

A Sorrowful Guest.
Collected from Sunday Afternoon, July 1879. In the manuscript this story was called "Missing."

A Late Supper.
Collected from Sunday Afternoon, January 1878.

Mr. Bruce.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, December  1869; the first story accepted by the Atlantic from Miss Jewett.

Miss Sydney's Flowers.
Collected from The Independent, July 16, 1874. Lady Ferry.
Rejected by W. D. Howells when submitted to him for publication in the Atlantic. "I still think that he made a mistake," declared S. O. J. (See letter to Sara Norton, in Letters, edited by Annie Fields, page 226.)

A Bit of Shore Life.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, August 1879.




Country By-Ways. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881.

249 p. 15.5 cm. Green ribbed cloth, or dark maroon cloth, or smooth blue cloth ; gilt lettering on spine and front cover; top edges gilt. The copy deposited in the Library of Congress on November 21, 1881, is bound in blue cloth ; Miss Jewett's own copy, which she autographed and marked "First Copy / to be kept," is bound in green cloth.

The advertisement facing the title-page of Miss Jewett's copy lists Country By-Ways as bound in "Little Classic" style, with red edges; but no copy in such a binding has been found. The advertisements in The Mate of the Daylight (1883) and A Country Doctor (1884) list only two books in "Little Classic" style, namely Deephaven and Old Friends and New.

Dedicated: "To T. H. J., my dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew; who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the Country By-Ways."

Reprinted in 1886, 1887, 1888, 1892, 1893, 1899, etc.

Contents:

River Driftwood.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, October 1881. A quotation from this chapter is listed in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (11th ed., 1938, page 693) as follows: "A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because it takes something from the world and has something to give in return."

Andrew's Fortune.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, July 1881.

An October Ride.

From A Mournful Villager.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, November 1881.

An Autumn Holiday.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, October 1880.

A Winter Drive.

Good Luck : A Girl's Story.
Collected from Good Company, December 1879.

Miss Becky's Pilgrimage.
Collected from The Independent, September 1, 1881.




The Mate of the Daylight, and Friends Ashore. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884. ("Copyright 1883.")

254 p.  15.5 cm. Green ribbed-cloth covers with brown decoration and lettering, brown linen spine with gilt decoration and lettering; top edges gilt. Dedicated "To A.F." (Annie Fields). Reprinted 1885.

Contents:

The Mate of the Daylight.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, July 1882.

A Landless Farmer.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, May and June 1883.

A New Parishioner.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, April 1883.

An Only Son.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, November 1883.

Miss Debby's Neighbors.

Tom's Husband.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, February 1882.

The Confession of a House-Breaker.
Collected from  Atlantic Monthly (52:419-422), September 1883, where it was published anonymously.

A Little Traveler.
Collected from Good Company, January 1880.




A Country Doctor. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884.

351 p. 18 cm. Green diagonally-ribbed cloth, brown decoration and lettering on front cover, gilt lettering on spine.

When the author was once asked: "Of your own books, which do you like best4?" she replied: "I don't think I have a favorite. In some ways I like A Country Doctor best...."

Reprinted 1884 (green cloth), 1896 (brown cloth), and 1910 (reddish cloth).



A Marsh Island. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885.

292 p. 18 cm. Green cloth with dark green lettering and decoration on front cover, pale green spine with gilt lettering.

Before the appearance of this novel in book form, it was serialized in the Atlantic Monthly in six installments, January through June, 1885.

Reprinted 1885 (without New York address on title-page) ; later reprints without date on title-page.




A White Heron and Other Stories. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1886.

254 p. 16 cm. White paper-covered boards, pale green decoration (sketch of a heron) and lettering on front cover, gray-green cloth spine with gilt lettering; top edges gilt.

Dedicated "To My Dear Sister Mary." Prefatory note: ". . . of these stories ... two are new . ..."

Reprinted in 1887, 1897, 1901 (green cloth, brown spine), etc.

Contents:

A White Heron.
 From a letter to Annie Fields, written in early 1886 (Fields, Letters, 59-60). "Mr. Howells thinks that this age frowns upon the romantic, that it is no use to write romance any more; but dear me, how much of it there is left in every-day life after all. It must be the fault of the writers that such writing is dull, but what shall I do with my 'White Heron` now she is written? She isn't a very good magazine story, but I love her, and I mean to keep her for the beginning of my next book and the reason for Mrs. Whitman's pretty cover."

The Gray Man.
Submitted to the Atlantic Monthly and rejected by T. B. Aldrich.

Farmer Finch.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, January 1885.

Marsh Rosemary.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, May 1886.

The Dulham Ladies.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, April 1886.

A Business Man.

Mary and Martha.
Collected from Christian Union, November 26, 1885.

The News from Petersham.
Collected from Youth's Companion, April 3, 1884.

The Two Browns.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, August 1886.




The Story of the Normans, told chiefly in relation to their Conquest of England. By Sarah Orne Jewett. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1887. ("Copyright 1886.")

373 p. 20 cm. Olive-green cloth, maroon title-labels and decorations ; cover and spine read : The Story of the Nations—The Normans.

Dedicated "To my dear grandfather, Doctor William Perry, of Exeter.

Reprinted 1889, 1898, and 1901. (The 1901 reprint is erroneously listed as a first edition in Merle Johnson's American First Editions, Fourth Edition, revised and enlarged by Jacob Blanck, 1942, page 295.)                                                          

British edition: London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1898; reprinted at least twice ; third impression (n.d.), green cloth.

NOTE

For more information on the publication history, see The Story of the Normans, Printing and Sales and The Story of the Nations Series, Sarah Orne Jewett Text Project.



The King of Folly Island and Other People. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888.

339 p. 18 cm. Green cloth with dark green lettering and decoration on front cover, pale green spine with gilt lettering.

"Dedicated with grateful affection to John Greenleaf Whittier."

Contents:

The King of Folly Island.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, December 1886.

The Courting of Sister Wisby.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, May 1887.

The Landscape Chamber.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, November 1887.

Law Lane.
Collected from Scribner's Magazine, December 1887.

Miss Peck's Promotion.
Collected from Scribner's Magazine, June 1887.

Miss Tempy's Watchers.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, March 1888.

A Village Shop.
"Now printed for the first time."

Mère Pochette.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, March 1888.




Betty Leicester. A Story for Girls. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890. ("Copyright 1889.") 

287 p.  16 cm. White cloth-covered boards, red lettering and decoration on front cover, red cloth spine with gilt lettering and decoration ; top edges gilt. Dedicated "With love to M. G. L., one of the first of Betty's friends."
            M. G. L. is Mary Greenwood Lodge.

This book is an expansion of a story entitled "A Bit of Color" which appeared in St. Nicholas, April, May, and June, 1889.

According to Merle Johnson's American First Editions (4th ed., revised by Jacob Blanck, 1942, page 294), there were "also copies on large paper," but the present compilers have seen none anywhere, and the publishers have no record of any large-paper edition of Betty Leicester.




Strangers and Wayfarers. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890.

279 p. 18 cm. White cloth covers with green decoration and lettering, green silk-cloth spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Front cover-design initialed "S.W.", i.e., Sarah Whitman who designed the cover of this book.

Dedicated "To S.W. [Sarah Whitman], Painter of New England men and women, New England fields and shores."

Reprinted in 1894 and 1896 ("Seventh Edition").

Contents:

A Winter Courtship.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, February 1889.

The Mistress of Sydenham Plantation.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, August 1888.

The Town Poor.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, July 1890.

The Quest of Mr. Teaby.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, January 1890.

The Luck of the Bogans.
Collected from Scribner's Magazine, January 1889.

Fair Day.
Collected from Scribner's Magazine, August 1888.

Going to Shrewsbury.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, July 1889.

The Taking of Captain Ball.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, December 1889.

By the Morning Boat.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, October 1890. 

In Dark New England Days.
\Collected from the Century Magazine, October 1890.

The White Rose Road.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, September 1889.




Tales of New England. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890. Riverside Aldine Series.

276 p. 18 cm. Red cloth; paper label on spine: Tales of New England. Riverside Aldine Series. First Edition.

Reprinted in 1891, in 1892 (Riverside Aldine Series, blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine), in 1894 (Favorite Edition), in 1896 (Riverside School Library, maroon cloth, with an unsigned introduction, pages v-x, by Mark A. De Wolfe Howe), and in 1910 (reddish cloth), when "The Town Poor" (from Strangers and Wayfarers) was added to the contents. Contents (eight tales reprinted from four previous volumes):

Miss Tempy's Watchers.
Reprinted from The King of Folly Island.

The Dulham Ladies.
Reprinted from A White Heron.

An Only Son.
Reprinted from The Mate of the Daylight.

Marsh Rosemary.
Reprinted from A White Heron.

A White Heron.
Reprinted from A White Heron. 

Law Lane.
Reprinted from The King of Folly Island.

A Lost Lover.
Reprinted from Old Friends and New.

The Courting of Sister Wisby.
Reprinted from The King of Folly Island.

 



A Native of Winby and Other Tales. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1893.

309 p. 18 cm. Green cloth, with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and on spine ; maroon end-papers.

Dedicated "To my dear younger sister, C.A.E. [Mrs. Caroline Jewett Eastman]. I have had many pleasures that were doubled because you shared them, and so I write your name at the beginning of this book.— S.O.J., August ninth, 1893."

Reprinted in 1895 and 1910.

Contents:

A Native of Winby.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, May 1891

Decoration Day.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, June 1892

Jim's Little Woman.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, December 1890

The Failure of David Berry.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, June 1891

The Passing of Sister Barsett.
Collected from the Cosmopolitan, May 1892

Miss Esther's Guest.
Collected from  Far and Near (1:10-12), November 1890

The Flight of Betsey Lane.
Collected from Scribner's Magazine, August 1893.

Between Mass and Vespers.
Collected from Scribner's Magazine, May 1893.

A Little Captive Maid.
Collected from Scribner's Magazine, December 1891.




Betty Leicester's English Xmas. A New Chapter of An Old Story. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Privately printed for The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, Exmas [sic], 1894. Printed by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York.

81 numbered leaves, printed on recto only. 20 cm. White cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover, gilt lettering on spine; top edges gilt; fore edges and bottom edges untrimmed

Subsequently serialized in St. Nicholas, December 1895, January and February 1896.

Published, with slight textual changes, as Betty Leicester's Christmas, Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899

68 p. 20 cm

White cloth with colored floral decorations and pale blue lettering on front and back covers and on spine; all edges pale green. Four illustrations by Anna Whelan Betts. The word "English" was retained in the running-heads, thus suggesting the possibility that the decision to delete "English" from the title of the Boston edition was made only at the last minute

Reprinted in 1900.




The Life of Nancy.  By Sarah Orne Jewett.  Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895

322 p.  18 cm. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and on spine

Reprinted in .1896 and in 1910. In the 1910 edition, "A Winter Courtship" (taken from Strangers and Wayfarers, 1890) was added to the contents.

Contents:

The Life of Nancy.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, February 1895.

Fame's Little Day.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, March 1895.

A War Debt.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, January 1895.

The Hiltons' Holiday.
Collected from the Century Magazine, September 1893.

The Only Rose.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, January 1894.

A Second Spring.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, December 1893.

Little French Mary.
Collected from The Pocket Magazine, November 1895.

The Guests of Mrs. Timms.
Collected from the Century Magazine, February 1894.

Neighbor's Landmark.
Collected from the Century Magazine, December 1894.

All My Sad Captains.
Collected from the Century Magazine, September 1895.



The Country of the Pointed Firs. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896.

213 p. 18 cm.

Issued in both plain and silk-like cloth, both olive-green in color; gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and on spine. The publisher's advertisement facing the title-page states that The Country of the Pointed Firs has "gilt top" edges, but we have seen no gilt-edged copies of this book. The copy in the Library of Congress is not gilt-edged. We have seen one copy of the first edition (purchased before Christmas of 1896) bound in light blue-green ("robin's egg blue") cloth, presumably a trial binding. All other copies seen by us are olive-green in color. Dedicated "To Alice Greenwood Howe."

Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, January, March, July, and September, 1896.1 In the First Edition, 1896, there are 21 chapter headings, ending with:

xx. Along Shore,

 xxi. The Backward View.


Reprinted in 1897, 1898 (Riverside Paper Series), and 1899.

 In reprinting The Country of the Pointed Firs in 1910, the publishers added two chapters:

xxii. A Dunnet Shepherdess, previously collected in The Queen's Twin.

xxiii. William's Wedding, collected from the Atlantic Monthly, July 1910, where it appeared a year after Miss Jewett's death.

Again reprinted in  1919 (Visitors' Edition), The Country of the Pointed Firs was assigned a twenty-fourth chapter, "The Queen's Twin," from the book published under that title in 1899. This Visitors' Edition was issued with 16 illustrations from photographs by Charles S. Olcott. In this edition (reprinted in 1924), the last four chapters were printed in the following order: xxi. A Dunnet Shepherdess, xxii. William's Wedding, xxiii. The Queen's Twin. xxiv. The Backward View.

In the Willa Cather reprint of The Country of the Pointed Firs in 1925, these four chapters were again rearranged and appeared in the following order:

xxi. A Dunnet Shepherdess,

xxii. The Queen's Twin.

xxiii. William's Wedding.

xxiv. The Backward View.

In 1927 a British edition appeared (London: Jonathan Cape), in which this last order for the 24 chapters was retained. In 1929 the Pointed Firs was reprinted in Boston in the Riverside Library series (grass-green cloth, blue fir tree on spine; top edges colored), using the plates of the Willa Cather edition, and listing (in the table of Contents) a Preface by Willa Cather (page ix) ; but there is no preface by Miss Cather in this printing. The Riverside Library edition was reprinted in 1931 (top edges not colored) ; reprinted in 1934, and in 1938 (darker green cloth). The British edition of 1927 was reprinted in 1934, in 1939, and again in 1947 (Travellers' Library).

NOTE

For a more detailed discussion, see Editions of The Country of the Pointed Firs.



The Queen's Twin and Other Stories. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899.

232 p. 18 cm. Dark gray, or light green, or yellow cloth ; silver lettering and decoration on front cover and on spine. Cover designed by Sarah W. Whitman, whose initials "SW" are included in a small heart-shaped leaf just beneath the author's name on the front cover.

Miss Jewett's own "first copy" is bound in dark gray cloth; the copy deposited in the Library of Congress on November 22, 1899, is bound in light green cloth; on December 5, 1899, Miss Jewett presented a copy in yellow cloth to Sara Norton. In the Harvard library there is a copy with 1899 on the title-page, bound in green cloth with gold (rather than silver) lettering.

Dedicated "To Susan Burley Cabot."

Reprinted in 1900 (blue cloth, gold lettering) and later (olive-drab cloth, black lettering). Printed in New York point for the blind, Albany, New York State Library, 1901.

In 1910, when "A Dunnet Shepherdess" was transferred from this book to The Country of the Pointed Firs, the vacated space in this book was filled by adding "By the Morning Boat" (first collected in Strangers and Wayfarers, 1890) to the contents.

Contents:

The Queen's Twin.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, February 1899.

A Dunnet Shepherdess.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, December 1899.

Where's Nora?
Collected from Scribner's Magazine, December 1898. 

Bold Words at the Bridge.
Collected from McClure's Magazine, April 1899.

Martha's Lady.
Collected from the Atlantic Monthly, October 1897.

The Coon Dog.


Collected from the Century Magazine, August 1898.

Aunt Cynthy Dallett.
Collected from Harper's Bazar (29:29-31), January 11, 1896, where it appeared under the title, "The New-Year Guests."

The Night Before Thanksgiving.
Collected from the Boston Evening Transcript, November 16, 1895.



The Tory Lover. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901.

405 p. 20 cm. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and on spine. Copyright page has notice: "Published September, 1901." Four illustrations: frontispiece by Marcia O. Woodbury; three others by Charles H. Woodbury.

In the first printing, the quotation on page 278 reads:

"Lackynge, my love, I goe from place to place."

Dedicated "To T. J. E." (her nephew, Theodore Jewett Eastman).

Before the appearance of this novel in book form, it was serialized in the Atlantic Monthly (ten installments), November 1900 through August 1901.

Reprinted in 1901, omitting the comma after "Lackynge" on page 278. British edition: London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1901.

Italian translation: Mary Hamilton, tr. by G. B. Mazzi, in La Rassegna Nazionale, Florence; twice monthly, November 1902 through April 1903.

French translation: Le Roman d' Un Loyaliste, traduit par Mile. Douesnel. Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1905 (519 p. 19.5 cm. pictorial paper wrappers).



An Empty Purse. A Christmas Story. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston: Privately printed (The Merrymount Press. Boston), 1905.

16 p. 19 cm. Gray paper wrappers with black lettering and floral design on front cover.

Reprinted (for a "fair") from the Boston Evening Transcript, December 21, 1895.

NOTE

"An Empty Purse: A New England tale for Christmas and Holiday Time" appeared in the Boston Evening Transcript, Saturday, December 21, 1895, page 14; and Philadelphia Press, 21 December, 1895.  It was later collected in The Fireside Book of Yuletide Tales edited by Edward Wagenknecht (Bobbs Merrill, 1948, 172-179) and again in Richard Cary's Uncollected Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett.


Posthumously Published Books

Stories and Tales. By Sarah Orne Jewett. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1910. Seven volumes. (British edition: London, Constable & Co.)

No collected edition of Miss Jewett's "Works" has ever been published. The nearest approach to a Collected Edition is this seven-volume set of Stories and Tales, published in uniform bindings (reddish cloth; some sets in blue leather). The title "Stories and Tales" does not appear on or in any of the seven books themselves, but this title was used by Houghton Mifflin in their advertisements of this set, and it was so listed in their catalogues. The two designations, "Seven-Volume Edition" and "Stories and Tales," were used interchangeably. The seven volumes were all reprints of previously published books, and were printed from the old plates. The volumes of the set are not numbered, but arranged in the order of their earlier appearance they are:

I. Deephaven.

II. A Country Doctor,

III. Tales of New England.
"The Town Poor" was added to the Contents of previous editions,

IV. A Native of Winby.

V. The Life of Nancy.
"A Winter Courtship" was added to the Contents of previous editions,

VI. The Country of the Pointed Firs.
"A Dunnet Shepherdess" (transferred from The Queen's Twin) and "William's Wedding" (not previously printed in a book) were added to the Contents of previous editions.

VII. The Queen's Twin.


"A Dunnet Shepherdess" was removed from, and "By the Morning Boat" was added to, the Contents of this edition.

As indicated previously, the Tales of New England volume is not a first printing of stories but a culling from four other books (Old Friends, The Mate of the Daylight, A White Heron, and The King of Folly Island). Besides the three juvenile publications (Play Days and the two Betty Leicesters), there are thus five other books which remain inadequately represented in this seven-volume edition: i.e., Country By-Ways, A Marsh Island, The Normans, Strangers and Wayfarers, and The Tory Lover. This makes a total of nineteen books to Miss Jewett's credit (not counting that minor item, the privately printed Empty Purse). The seven volumes of Stories and Tales thus provide the reader with less than half of Miss Jewett's Works.



The Night Before Thanksgiving, A White Heron, and Selected Stories. By Sarah Orne Jewett, with Introductory Notes by Katharine H. Shute. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. Riverside Literature Series No. 202.

Reprinted in 1927.

Contents:

A White Heron  from A White Heron

The Garden Tea from Betty Leicester

A Little Traveler from The Mate of the Daylight

The Circus at Denby from Deephaven

The Night Before Thanksgiving from The Queen's Twin

A War Debt from The Life of Nancy

Miss Esther's Guest from A Native of Winby

Martha's Lady from The Queen's Twin




Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett, edited by Annie Fields. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1911.

This book includes (on p. 63) a sonnet, presumably by S. O. J., on "great Emerson," apparently not elsewhere published.



Play Day Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett, selected and edited by Katharine H. Shute.   Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1914. Riverside Literature Series No. 229.

Contents:

Introduction by Katharine Shute: "The Story of a Story-Writer"

(pages iii-xxvi), followed by six stories, all from Play Days (1878) :

The Water Dolly.

Prissy's Visit.

Woodchucks.

Marigold House.

The Desert Islanders.

Beyond the Tollgate.



Verses.   By Sarah Orne Jewett.   Boston: Printed for her friends, 1916.

33 p. 19.5 cm. gray boards, black lettering and device on front cover, gray cloth spine with white paper label.

This book was prepared for the press by Mark A. DeWolfe Howe. It was printed by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston.

Contents:

To My Father : 1.

To My Father: ii.

Assurance.

The Gloucester Mother.
Collected from McClure's Magazine, October 1908.

Flowers in the Dark.
Collected from Atlantic Monthly, March 1880.

Boat Song.
Collected from "a little paper that was published at a fair in Portsmouth," according to S.O.J.'s statement to T. B. Aldrich (see Hardy in America, by Carl J. Weber, Colby College Press, 1946, page 68). The "little paper" has not been identified and no copy found. According to Miss Jewett (February 20, 188?), Josef Hoffman, the pianist, composed a musical setting for this poem "and it was afterwards published by some music publishers," but the compilers of this bibliography have been unable to find a copy or to identify the publishers.

Top of the Hill.

At Home from Church.
Collected from Sunday Afternoon, June 1879.

Together.
Collected from Atlantic Monthly, May 1875.

A Caged Bird.
Collected from Atlantic Monthly, June 1887.

Star Island.
9 of the 11 stanzas entitled "On Star Island," written at Isles of Shoals, July 26, 1880; collected from Harpers Magazine, September 1881.

The Widows' House.

Dunluce Castle.
Collected from Harper's Magazine, November 1883.

Discontent.
Reprinted from Play Days, 1878.

A Four-Leaved Clover. A Child's Grave (for L.A.) [i.e., Lilian Aldrich].

NOTE 
"A Four-leaved Clover" first appeared -- with significant differences -- under the title "Perseverance" in St. Nicholas Magazine (10:840-841) in September 1883, with an illustration by Rose Mueller.

The Spendthrift Doll.
Collected from Merry's Museum, February 1871.

The Little Doll that Lied.
Collected from St. Nicholas, August 1874.

The Fallen Oak.



The Best Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett, edited by Willa Cather.   Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.,  1925.   Two volumes. The Mayflower Edition.

 Contents:

Volume I reprints The Country of the Pointed Firs (24 chapters). Preface by Willa Cather: pages ix-xix.

Volume II contains:

A White Heron from A White Heron and Other Stories

The Flight of Betsey Lane from A Native of Winby

The Dulham Ladies from A White Heron

Going to Shrewsbury from Strangers and Wayfarers

The Only Rose from  The Life of Nancy

Miss Tempy's Watchers from The King of Folly Island

Martha's Lady from The Queen's Twin

The Guest [sic] of Mrs. Timms from The Life of Nancy

The Town Poor from Strangers and Wayfarers

The Hiltons' Holiday from The Life of Nancy

Aunt Gynthy Dallett from The Queen's Twin

In 1927, The Country of the Pointed Firs with Willa Cather's Preface was published in London by Jonathan Cape: Travellers' Library No. 28. Reprinted in 1934, 1939, and 1947. (Jonathan Cape's dust-wrapper announced "an introduction by Willa Catha.")



The Only Rose and Other Tales, by Sarah Orne Jewett, with an Introduction by Rebecca West.  London: Jonathan Cape, 1937. Travellers' Library.

Contents

[13 tales selected from 5 books] :

Introduction by Rebecca West.

The Only Rose from The Life of Nancy

The Guests of Mrs. Timms from The Life of Nancy

The Passing of Sister Barsett from A Native of Winby

Decoration Day from  A Native of Winby

The Courting of Sister Wisby from The King of Folly Island

A Native of Winby from A Native of Winby

Aunt Cynthy Dallett from The Queen's Twin

Miss Tempy's Watchers from The King of Folly Island

The Dulham Ladies from A White Heron

Miss Peck's Promotion from The King of Folly Island

The Flight of Betsey Lane from A Native of Winby

The Hiltons' Holiday from The Life of Nancy

A White Heron from  A White Heron and OtherStories

 

Of these 13 tales, eight were also chosen by Miss Cather for inclusion in her Volume II. Thus five stories chosen by Rebecca West are not found in Willa Cather's selection, and three chosen by Miss Cather are not found in Miss West's selection.




Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett now in the Colby College Library. With explanatory notes by Carl J. Weber. Waterville, Maine: Colby College Press, 1947.

77 p. 18.5 cm. Limited Edition (225 numbered copies). Marbled paper-covered boards, white cloth spine with pale green lettering.




PART IV

REPRINTINGS OF WORKS BY SARAH ORNE JEWETT IN THE BOOKS OF OTHER AUTHORS AND EDITORS

Throughout this part of the Bibliography, the title of Miss Jewett's work is given, without indicating the time or place of its first appearance, and without stating whether it was reprinted from one of her books or from a periodical. The Index provides easy access to all this information. The books here listed are arranged in chronological order.

Cake Crumbs, in The New England Story-Book, Boston, D. Lothrop & Co., 1880: No. xxiv (eight pages, no pagination).

The Gardens of the Puritan Grandmother, reprinted on page 25 of Grandma's Garden, with Many Original Poems, arranged by Kate Sanborn. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. "Copyright 1882 by Kate Sanborn."

    The title of these reprinted lines is, presumably, not Miss Jewett's own but a title supplied by the editor of the book. The quotation consists of about sixteen lines in Miss Sanborn's book; they are quoted from the Atlantic Monthly for November 1881. In the magazine the passage consists of about thirty lines in "From a Mournful Villager" (pages 666-667).

Katy's Birthday, in Katy's Birthday by Sarah O. Jewett with Other Stories by Famous Authors, Boston, D. Lothrop &Co., n.d. [1883]; pages [5]-[20]. "Peace Island Series.

The Church Mouse, in Plucky Boys by the author of John Halifax, Gentleman, and other authors, Boston, D. Lothrop & Co., n.d. [ 1884]; Business Boys' Library, No. 3

York Garrison, 1640, in Ballads of Romance and History, Boston, D. Lothrop & Co., 1887: pages 25-32

The Eagle Trees: To J. G. W., in The Poets of Maine, compiled by George Bancroft Griffith; Portland, Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888: pages 740-742.

A Child's Grave, in The Poets of Maine, compiled by George Bancroft Griffith; Portland, Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888: pages 742-743.

Discontent, in The Youth's Companion at Home and School, edited by Mrs. Grace Townsend; Chicago, Philadelphia, & Stockton, California: L. P. Miller & Co., 1891: pages 73-74-

Together, in The Lover's Year-Book of Poetry, compiled by Horace Parker Chandler; Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1893: pages 206-207.

Miss Tempy's Watchers and The Brandon House, in the Library of the World's Best Literature, edited by Charles Dudley Warner; New York, Reall & Hill, 1896: Volume 14. New York, J. A. Hill & Co., 1902: Volume 21, pages 8271-8281 and 8281-8282.

A Caged Bird, in Songs of Nature, edited by John Burroughs; New York, McClure, Phillipps & Co., 1901: pages 175-176.

Fame's Little Day, in The Forms of Prose Literature by John Hays Gardiner, New York, Scribner's, 1901: page 432 ff.

Sheltered, in Twentieth-Century Ladies' Reciter, edited by Ernest Pertwee; London, George Routledge, 1904: pages 24-31-

Farmer Finch, in The Children's Hour, edited by Eva March Tappan; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1907: pages 299-334 of Volume 10.

A Child's Grave, in Home Progress, edited by Elizabeth McCracken; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1912: Vol. I, page 8.

Miss Esther's Guest, in Representative Narratives, compiled by C. L. Maxcy; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1914: pages 104-116.

A Native of Winby, in Century Readings in American Literature, edited by Fred Lewis Pattee; New York, Century Co., 1919: pages 732-742 ; 3rd edition: pages 868-878.

The Courting of Sister Wisby, in Great Modern American Stories, edited by William Dean Howells; New York, Boni & Liveright, 1920: pages 190-206.

Together, in Memories of a Hostess by Mark A. De Wolfe Howe; Boston, Atlantic Monthlv Press, 1922: pages 282-283.

The Hiltons' Holiday, in Representative American Short Stories, edited by Alexander Jessup; Boston, Allyn & Bacon, 1923: pages 627-637.

Miss Tempy's Watchers, in Great Short Stories of the World, collected by Barrett H. Clark and Maxim Lieber; New York, Robert M. McBride & Co., 1925; Garden City, Garden City Publishing Co., 1938: pages 1001-1009.

The Dulham Ladies, in American Poetry and Prose, edited by Norman Foerster; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1925: pages 887-893; second edition, 1934: pages 1171-1177; third edition, 1947: pages 1077-1084.

Discontent, in Literature for Reading and Memorization: Poems for Children, Book Four, compiled by Louise E. Tucker; Syracuse, New York, Iroquois Publishing Co., 1929: pages 50-52.

Marsh Rosemary, in The Literature of America, edited by Quinn, Baugh, and Howe; New York, Scribner's, 1929: pages 964-972.

By the Morning Boat, in Representative Modern Short Stories, edited by Alexander Jessup; New York, Macmillan, 1929.

The Coon Dog, in Golden Tales of Our America, edited by May Lamberton Becker; New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1929 .-pages 89-108.

The Night Before Thanksgiving, in Thanksgiving Day in Modern Story, edited by Maude Van Buren and Katharine I. Bemis; New York, Century Co., 1929: pages 246-294.

Miss Tempy's Watchers and The Brandon House, in The Columbia University Course in Literature, New York, Columbia University Press, 1929: pages 293-302. (Identical, except for a few changes, with C. D. Warner's Library of the World's Best Literature.)

The Hiltons' Holiday, in American Short Stories of the Nineteenth Century, edited by John Cournos; London & Toronto, J. M. Dent & Sons; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.,1930.  No. 840 of Everyman's Library: pages 272-289.

The Guests of Mrs. Timms, in Golden Tales of NewEngland, edited by May Lamberton Becker; New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1931.

Deephaven Cronies, in The Rise of Realism, by Louis Wann; New York, Macmillan, 1933: pages 384-401.

The Garden Tea (from Betty Leicester), in Anthology of Children's Literature, compiled by Edna Johnson and Carrie E. Scott; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1935: page 623.

Green Island (Chapter VIII of The Country of the Pointed Firs), in American Life in Literature, edited by Jay B. Hubbell ; New York, Harper & Brothers, 1936: pages 273-282.

The Courting of Sister Wisby, in The Bedside Book of Famous American Stories, edited by Angus Burrell and Bennett A. Cerf; New York, Random House, 1936: pages 412-424.

Mrs. Bonny, in American Sketchbook, collected by McDowell, Rogers, Flanagan, and Blaine; New York, Macmillan, 1938: pages 54-59.

Green Island (Chapter VIII of The Country of the Pointed Firs), in Oxford Anthology of American Literature, edited by William Rose Benet and Norman Pearson; New York, Oxford University Press, 1938: pages 952-962.

A White Heron, in Reading I've Liked, compiled by Clifton Fadiman; New York, Simon & Schuster, 1941: pages 399-409.

A Lost Lover (pages 329-344), Miss Debby's Neighbors (pages 344-353)' A White Heron (pages 354-363), and The

Gray Mills of Farley (pages 363-382), in American Local-Color Stories, edited by Harry R. Warfel and G. Harrison Orians; New York, American Book Co., 1941.

A White Heron, in Modern American Short Stories, edited by Bennett Cerf; Cleveland and New York, World Publishing Co., 1945: pages 13-24.

The Courting of Sister Wisby, in Volume Two of The Literature of the United States, edited by Blair, Hornberger, and Stewart; Chicago, Scott, Foresman & Co., 1947: pages 431-439. In the one-volume edition of this same work (1949), this story appears on pages 834-842.

Marsh Rosemary, in Living American Literature, edited by W. Tasker Witham; New York, Stephen Daye Press, 1947 : pages 681 -688.

The Queen's Twin, in Atlantic Harvest, compiled by Ellery Sedgwick; Boston, Little, Brown & Co., 1947: pages 133-148.

The Queen's Twin, in The Fireside Book of Romance, edited by Edward Wagenknecht; Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1948: pages 525-541.

An Empty Purse, in The Fireside Book of Yuletide Tales, edited by Edward Wagenknecht; Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1948: pages 172-179.

The Hiltons' Holiday, in American Literature: An Anthology and Critical Survey, edited by Joe Lee Davis, John T. Frederick, and Frank Luther Mott; New York, Scribner's, 1949. Volume II, pages 205-214.




PART V

TRANSLATIONS OF WORKS BY MISS JEWETT

and Biographical and Critical Comments in Foreign Languages

"Une Petite Voyageuse," par Sarah Jewett, Magasin Pittorèsque (Series II, 3:298-299, 322-323), Paris, September 30, and October 15, 1885. French translation of "A Little Traveler." The translator is not named but it is almost certainly Madame Therèse Blanc-Bentzon.

"Le Heron Blanc," Le Magasin Litteraire (3:153-176), August 1893. French translation of "A White Heron" by Madame Therèse Blanc-Bentzon.

Le Roman de la Femme-Medecin, suivi de Recits de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, par Sarah Orne Jewett. Préface de Th. Bentzon. Bibliothèque Franco-Etrangère. Traduction autorisée  par l'auteur. Paris: J. Hetzel & Cie, n.d. [ 1893? second edition, 1894?].

Madame Blanc-Bentzon's preface fills eighty pages and is followed by her French translations of ten titles:

Le Roman de la Femme-Medécin  -- The Country Doctor

Perdu --  "A Lost Lover"

Le roi de l'ile Folle  --  "The King of Folly Island"

Le héron blanc -- "A White Heron"

Une veillée funèbre – "Miss Tempy's Watchers"

La fermière Finch -- "Farmer Finch"

Le revenant  -- "A Sorrowful Guest"

Une petite voyageuse -- "A Little Traveler"

La dame du bac -- "Lady Ferry"

Impressions d'une rȏdeuse de nuit -- "The Confession of a House-Breaker"

"Le Jour de la Decoration," Revue des deux mondes (124: 650-663), Paris, August 1, 1894. Indexed on page 960: "par Mme Sarah Orne Jewett." The translator's name is not given, but the work is certainly that of Therèse Blanc-Bentzon. French translation of "Decoration Day."

"Natif de Winby," par Sarah O. Jewett. Nouvelle avec un avant-propos de Th. Bentzon. Revue pour les jeunmes filles (l .-203-224), Paris, September 20, 1895. French translation of "A Native of Winby" by Therèse Blanc-Bentzon.

"Mary Hamilton," trad, da G. B. Mazzi, La Rassegna Nazionale (128:88-115, 256-282, 425-448, 606-637; 129:92-108, 253-268, 379-396, 536-556; 130 70-90, 292-313, 425-444, 620-659), Florence, Italy, twelve installments: twice monthly for six months: November 1902 through April 1903. Italian translation of The Tory Lover.

Le Roman d'un Loyalists,   Roman traduit de l'anglais. Traduction de Mlle Douesnel. Paris: Hachette & Cie, n.d. [1905]. Petite Bibliothèque de la Famille. French translation of The Tory Lover.

"Una Garza Blanca," Spanish translation of "A White Heron" by Juan Rodolfo Wilcock: pages 213-225 in Cuentistas Norteamercanos: Seleccion, Notas y Reseñia Cultural por Herschel Brickell, Dudley Poore, y Harry R. Warfel. Buenos Aires: W. M. Jackson, Inc., 1946. Reprinted 1946.


 

Biographical and Critical Comments in Foreign Languages

"Le Roman de la Femme- Medécin," par M. Th. Bentzon, Revue des deux mondes (67:598-632), February 1, 1885. An extended review of A Country Doctor, with a biographical sketch of S. O. J., followed by a twenty-page resume of the story, interspersed with critical remarks.


"Le Naturalisme aux Etats-unis": review of "A White Heron" and other books in Revue des deux mondes (3rd period, 83:428-451), September 15, 1887.

Choses et gens d'Amérique, par Th. Bentzon. Paris: Calmann Levy, 1898. This book reprints two articles* in the Revue des deux mondes, and advises those who wish to learn about family life in America to "read Sarah Jewett's book, A Village Doctor?'

Nouvelle-France et Nouvelle-Angleterre, par Th. Bentzon. Paris: Calmann Levy, 1899. This book reprints two articles* in the Revue des deux mondes. Remarks on Miss Jewett, her work, her home, and her friends, are dispersed through pages 233-295.

Sarah Orne Jewett, par J. Sougnac, docteur de l'universite de Paris. Paris: Jouve & Cie, 1937.

"Nota Preliminar": anonymous comment prefixed to the Spanish translation of "A White Heron" (see "Una Garza Blanca," above), page 212 in Cuentistas Norteamercanos, por Herschel Brickell, Dudley Poore, y Harry R. Warfel. Buenos Aires, W. M. Jackson, Inc., 1946.

* For volume and page references to these articles, as well as for an English translation of Madame Blanc-Bentzon's comments on Sarah Orne Jewett and her work, see "New England Through French Eyes Fifty Years Ago," by Carl J. Weber, New England Quarterly (20: 385-396), September 1947.



Edited by Terry Heller, Coe College, July 2015.


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