Tales of New England
by Sarah Orne Jewett
Portrait & Autograph from frontispiece of 1907 Edition
(Courtesy of University of Iowa Library)
Title Page from 1894 Reprinting
Jewett comments on Tales of New England
From a March 1890 letter to Horace Scudder at The Atlantic (Cary, Letters), 63. "I wished to ask you at once if it would not be better to push this book through and let it come out before summer, since it simply makes one of a series, and if I should make up another volume of short stories in the autumn they might get into each other's way and 'trip up!' You see, I betray a sad lack of confidence in my children! You do not express disapproval of the title which I put on the cover: Tales of New England. It says itself well and easily and perhaps will do as well as another, though I was not sure of that at first. You do not think it too ambitious? But what are they Tales of, if not -----? -----!"
Title page of the 1894 Reprinting
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