Study Resources & Project Participation

Selected Resources

For a full bibliography of scholarship on Sarah Orne Jewett, please see Literary Research.

The following sources are useful and widely available in libraries, but not all are equally reliable. A number of these are available on-line, via Google searches.


Paula Blanchard, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1994.
John E. Frost, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1960.
F. O. Mathiessen, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1929.
Elizabeth Silverthorne, Sarah Orne Jewett: A Writer's Life, 1993.

Judith A. Roman, Annie Adams Fields: The Spirit of Charles Street, 1990.
Rita K. Gollin, Annie Adams Fields: Woman of Letters, 2002. 

Books on Jewett

Richard Cary, Appreciation of Sarah Orne Jewett, 1973.
---. Sarah Orne Jewett, 1962.
Willa Cather, Not Under Forty, 1936.
Joseph Church, Transcendent Daughters in Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs, 1994
Robert Gale, A Sarah Orne Jewett Companion, 1999
Josephine Donovan, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1980.
     New revised edition available from Cybereditions (
June Howard, New Essays on The Country of the Pointed Firs, 1994.
Kilcup, Karen and Thomas Edwards, Jewett and her Contemporaries, 1999.
M. S. Mobley, Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison, 1991.
Jack Morgan and Louis Renza, The Irish Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett, 1996.
Jane Morrison, Master Smart Woman (photographs), 1987.
Gwen Nagel, ed. Critical Essays on Sarah Orne Jewett, 1984.
Gwen and James Nagel, ed. Sarah Orne Jewett: A Reference Guide, 1978.
Margaret Roman, Sarah Orne Jewett: Reconstructing Gender, 1992.
Sherman, Sarah W.  Sarah Orne Jewett: An American Persephone, 1989.
Clara and Carl J. Weber, A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Sarah Orne Jewett, 1949


Wendy Pirsig, The Placenames of Soputh Berwick, 2007.

Web Sites

The Old Berwick Historical Society
Information about Jewett's home town of South Berwick, ME

Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center
Jewett's two homes in South Berwick.

Participating in the Sarah Orne Jewett Text Project

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