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by Harriet Beecher Stowe

eBook The Pearl of Orr's Island:  A Story of the Coast of Maine epub
  • ISBN: 0618083472
  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Classics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mariner Books (February 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • ePUB size: 1654 kb
  • FB2 size 1485 kb
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Harriet beecher stowe. The pearl of orr's island.

Harriet beecher stowe. BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1896.

Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tp. Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. Harriet Beecher Stowe. It would seem that her first intention was to confine herself to a sketch of the childhood of her chief characters, with a view to delineating the influences at work upon them; but, as she herself expressed it, Out of the simple history of the little Pearl of Orr's Island as it had shaped itself in her mind, rose up a Captain. Kittridge with his garrulous yarns, and Misses Roxy and Ruey, given to talk, and a whole pigeon roost of yet undreamed of fancies and dreams which would insist on being written. The scenery of the road along which the two were riding was wild and bare

Harriet Beecher Stowe. The scenery of the road along which the two were riding was wild and bare. Only savins and mulleins, with their dark pyramids or white spires of velvet leaves, diversified the sandy wayside; but out at sea was a wide sweep of blue, reaching far to the open ocean, which lay rolling, tossing, and breaking into white caps of foam in the bright sunshine. For two or three days a northeast storm had been raging, and the sea was in all the commotion which such a general upturning creates.

Stowe based her thrifty, honest, practical, and God-fearing characters on real Mainers she knew while she and her husband, who was a teacher at Bowdoin College, lived in Brunswick, Maine. She also wrote her most famous book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, in their Brunswick home. Lady Byron Vindicated, A history of the Byron controversy from its beginning in 1816 to the present time. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline. Bookmate – an app that makes you want to read.

The publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, though much more than an incident in an author's career, seems to have determined Mrs. Stowe more surely in. .I seem to have so much to fill my time, and yet there is my Maine story waiting. Stowe more surely in her purpose to devote herself to literature. However, I am composing it every day, only I greatly need living studies for the filling in of my sketches.

That same year, Harriet Beecher Stowe, an ardent abolitionist in the Northeast, published her famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin , which became an instant hit in the United States and spawned Southern responses in literature that depicted slavery as a benign institution. Given the debate that Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped spawn, historians have viewed Stowe’s classic as a harbinger of the Civil War itself. A famous anecdote holds that Abraham Lincoln himself, upon meeting Stowe, described her as "the little woman who wrote the book that started this great wa.

by. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.

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The rural tranquillity of the lonely, pine-girthed shores of the Maine coast is the setting for this beautiful novel of conflicting aspirations written by one of the most prolific and influential writers in American history. Here is the heartwarming story of a young girl's struggle to belong and fit in, in the face of adversity, and of her upbringing among strong women, grumpy fishermen, annoying gossips, sea captains, and the dreamlike, temptestuous landscape of Orr's Island. THE PEARL OF ORR'S ISLAND is one of the forgotten -- but not lost -- masterpieces of American literature. It reflects Harriet Beecher Stowe's awareness of the complexity of small-town society, her commitment to realism, and her fluency in the local language.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe is best known for "Uncle Tom's Cabin", but she wrote other stories. Among these is "The Pearl of Orr's Island", a period romance set on the coast of Maine. It concerns the life of Mara Lincoln, orphaned at a young age but destined to have an impact on the people around her, including the Pennell family who adopt her, the foundling Moses, and Mara's best friend Sally, among many other well-drawn characters.

Stowe has absolutely mastered the internal and external geography of Orr's Island, home to simple but devout and close-knit salt water farmers, fishermen, and sailors. Her narrative weaves a long mystery or too that take years to play out. The dialogue among the characters is good to excellent. The narrative is full of the theology of the times, and some readers may find that heavy going. It has a purpose, however, and all will be revealed in good time. Recommended to the patient and persistent reader.
This is a great little book, though very unlike her most famous novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. I had not expected to enjoy it, but read the sample that my mom suggested, and was intrigued enough to get the whole book (free for Kindle). The story follows Mara Lincoln, a girl orphaned at birth and raised by her loving grandparents on Orr's Island off the coast of Maine. At first I thought the story was chiefly humorous, with the supporting characters making me smile by their similarity to New Englanders I've grown up with. But the story takes twists and turns, being suspenseful, romantic, sad, and moving at different parts. Aunt Roxy and Aunt Ruey, as well as Captain Kittredge, are funny characters who are impacted by Mara's gentleness and love, and in the end so are all who know her. I look forward to reading more of Harriet Beecher Stowe's work, and can highly recommend this book, especially to those who enjoy books by Louisa May Alcott and L.M. Montgomery.
The first thing you need to know is that this is not at all like Uncle Tom's Cabin. In fact, it's hard to believe the same person wrote both books. Uncle Tom's Cabin was much, much better--but this one is pleasant for those who like to read period literature.

This is the story of little Mara who is being raised by her grandparents. When Mara is three, a boy from a shipwreck washes up on the beach. Mara's grandparents adopt him. When the children are grown they become somewhat star crossed lovers. Now, it did bother me a bit that people who had essentially been raised as brother and sister could become a romantic couple. It's an interesting story with a twist at the end. However, the characters are mostly one dimensional. You are good or you are bad. Also, Stowe had this annoying habit of going off into long descriptions of scenery just when the plot is at a good place.

A potential reader should know that there is a lot of religion in this book, which will be a plus for many and a negative for others. I wanted to point this out because the beginning of the book does not contain many religious references, but the end is very much about salvation--which readers may not be expecting. I was fine with the religious message up until the very end where Stowe, IMO, let her religious message take over the focus of the book. Near the end there is an entire chapter that is all Stowe`s religious teachings and nothing at all about the plot of the story. This really did get in the way of the flow of the book for me.

I`m not sorry I read this book, but I`m not eager to read another one by Stowe.
This is such a sweet story. I read it in conjunction with going to Maine where I drove around the area described in the book. I feel this is often a forgotten book and it is a great read. What I found particularly interesting is the use of colloquialism and accent written for various characters. Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in this area for a period of her life and she would have heard these various expressions and accents.
A very well done romantic novel of the highest caliber sprinkled with lots of New England flavor.
I was hoping for a happy ending. Depending on the reader's spirituality and level of faith, some
could say that the ending was indeed "happy" in a way but on a higher plane much above the terrestial.
Famous author and setting captured attention ( have vacationed on Orr's Is.! ) ... Of course ( in view of author) well written/well developed plot etc., etc ... Interesting story, characters, terrific plot twist at end ... But ... Exceptional character description gets a bit too exceptional for a bit too long; in other words plot drags and seems to be going nowhere ... Then, thud, she drops the denouement on you ... And " the credits roll".
Could have eliminated about 1/3 of it somewhere in middle - to - end and would be terrific longish "short story" ... A la several of Capote's
If you've ever been to Bailly/Orr's Island area of Maine, or, for that matter MOST of the endless Maine coast ... Her recreation of the setting is strikingly vivid.
I read this as I travelled in Maine. The early part of the book did paint a wonderful picture of Maine in the days of sail. The story of the boy and girl was engaging and I didn't mind the religious overtones at the beginning. By the end I felt the author had given up on any pretense of a story and was just providing a lesson in morals
What a prolific writer with a great description of Orrs Island, Maine where I love to vacation. You feel like you're there.
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