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Sarah Orne Jewett wrote fiction in the latter part of the 19th Century. In "New England: Indian Summer," Van Wyke Brooks wrote about how Jewett captured mankind within the scope of a tiny village. This dramatization of Jewett's "The Country of the Pointed Firs" appeared on the television show "Camera Three" in 1959.

"The County of Pointed Firs": Part One (02:36)

Miss Jewett prepares to leave Dunnet Landing, Maine. Captain Littlepage arrives and gives her some clams and quahogs as a going away present. She promises to return the following summer because she has made so many good friends.

"The County of Pointed Firs": Part Two (03:35)

Jewett rents a room at Miss Todd's and the schoolhouse to write every day. Almira Todd promises to not distract Jewett, but within a few days, she is glad she has the schoolhouse. Todd explains how her sweetheart's mother forbade they marry because they were from different economic backgrounds.

"The County of Pointed Firs": Part Three (05:53)

After a funeral for Mrs. Begg's, Captain Littlepage, an 80-year-old retired sailor, visits Jewett and tells her of his time on the sea and a town he once visited.

"The County of Pointed Firs": Part Four (02:24)

Jewett tells Todd about Littlepage's visit to her schoolhouse. Todd and William invite Jewett to visit Green Island and meet their mother.

"The County of Pointed Firs": Part Five (08:05)

Jewett meets William and Todd's mother. William visits Esther Heights, a woman he has been courting for 40 years. The steamer arrives to carry Jewett back to Boston.

Credits: “The Country of the Pointed Firs” by Sarah Orne Jewett (Dramatization) (00:12)

Credits: “The Country of the Pointed Firs” by Sarah Orne Jewett (Dramatization)

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“The Country of the Pointed Firs” by Sarah Orne Jewett (Dramatization)


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On this episode of Camera Three, Maureen Delaney, Joseph Sweeney, Joanna Roos, Jane Rose, and Arthur Hughes perform a dramatization from The Country of the Pointed Firs. An author travels to Dunnet Landing, Maine to write and immerses herself in the villagers' world. 

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL128274

ISBN: 978-1-64023-092-7

Copyright date: ©1959

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