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Country Doctor

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A Country Doctor is a fiction novel by American author Sarah Orne Jewett. The book, which was first published in 1884, was based on the relationship between Jewett and her physician father. The main character of A Country Doctor, Nan, is a young woman who encounters much strife when she decides to go against the traditional values of the day and become a doctor. The book has been listed as an example of the shift in the perception of the role of women in society, with the main character of Nan choosing to pursue her career in medicine rather than a marriage and family

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A COUNTRY DOCTOR

by Sarah Orne Jewett

Published 1884

CONTENTS

I. THE LAST MILE

II. THE FARM HOUSE KITCHEN

III. AT JAKE AND MARTIN'S

IV. LIFE AND DEATH

V. A SUNDAY VISIT

VI. IN SUMMER WEATHER

VII. FOR THE YEARS TO COME

VIII. A GREAT CHANGE

IX. AT DR. LESLIE'S

X. ACROSS THE STREET

XI. NEW OUTLOOKS

XII. AGAINST THE WIND

XIII. A STRAIGHT COURSE

XIV. MISS PRINCE OF DUNPORT

XV. HOSTESS AND GUEST

XVI. A JUNE SUNDAY

XVII. BY THE RIVER

XVIII. A SERIOUS TEA DRINKING

XIX. FRIEND AND LOVER

XX. ASHORE AND AFLOAT

XXI. AT HOME AGAIN

I

THE LAST MILE

It had been one of the warm and almost sultry days which sometimes come in November; a maligned month, which is really an epitome of the other eleven, or a sort of index to the whole year's changes of storm and sunshine. The afternoon was like spring, the air was soft and damp, and the buds of the willows had been beguiled into swelling a little, so that there was a bloom over them, and the grass looked as if it had been growing green of late instead of fading steadily... Continue reading book >>


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