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Brite and Fair   By: (1856-1943)

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Brite and Fair by Henry A. Shute is a charming and heartwarming novel that captures the essence of small-town life in early 20th century America. Set in the quaint coastal town of Lester, Maine, the story revolves around the lives of its colorful inhabitants, providing a detailed and engrossing portrayal of their daily joys and struggles.

The novel primarily follows the experiences of young Lester Britt, known affectionately as "Brite." As the son of a humble lobster fisherman, Brite longs for something more in life. Eager to escape the limitations of his small community, he dreams of attending college and pursuing his passion for writing.

Brite's journey is beautifully interwoven with the stories of other intriguing characters. The author skillfully introduces a myriad of individuals who make up the fabric of the community, each with their own distinctive quirks and ambitions. From the ambitious newspaper delivery boy to the eccentric town hermit, the characters are vividly brought to life with charming details and authentic dialogue.

Shute's writing style is delightful and evocative, transporting readers back to a simpler time. His vivid descriptions of the town's landscape and the daily routines of its residents create a vivid sense of place, immersing readers in the idyllic world of Lester. The author's skill in capturing the local dialect and mannerisms further adds to the authenticity of the narrative.

Additionally, Brite and Fair skillfully explores universal themes such as the pursuit of dreams, the power of community, and the complexities of human relationships. Through Brite's aspirations and struggles, readers are reminded of the importance of perseverance and staying true to oneself, even in the face of adversity. The novel's uplifting messages subtly encourage readers to embrace their own ambitions and to appreciate the beauty and strength found in the bonds of friendship and family.

Overall, Brite and Fair is a delightful and captivating novel that resonates with readers of all ages. Shute's rich storytelling and endearing characters make this book a heartfelt celebration of small-town America and the indomitable spirit of those who call it home. Whether you're a fan of classic literature or simply enjoy heartwarming tales of human resilience, Brite and Fair is an absolute must-read.

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BY HENRY A. SHUTE Author of "The Real Diary of a Real Boy"


Cosmopolitan Book Corporation New York MCMXX

Copyright, 1920 by Cosmopolitan Book Corporation All Rights Reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian Printed in U.S.A.


June 2th, 186 sunday nite. i have been to chirch and sunday school today, not to the unitarial. we are going to the congrigasional now becaus Keene and Cele are singing in the quire. so we go there. i had ruther go to the unitarial becaus Beany and Pewt go there. Beany blows the organ and sumtimes he peeks out behine the organ and maiks a feerful face and maiks everybody laff. once Beany he thummed his nose to old Chipper Burly. Chipper he was the sunday school supperintendent and was beeting time for the scholers to sing and Chipper he tirned round quick and see Beany, and Chipper he jest hipered into the organ log and grabed Beany by the coler and yanked him out of the lof and wauked him out of the chirch. then he got Micky Goold to blow the organ and Beany he lost his gob for 2 sundays, but Micky went to sleep 2 or 3 times and snoared feerful and they had to waik him up and once he hollered rite out loud. so Mickey he lost his gob and they got Beany back... Continue reading book >>

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