By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A set that exhibits Freeman's many modes - romantic, gothic, and psychologically symbolic - in addition to her use of pathos and sentimentality, humour, satire and irony. those tales centre on questions of women's integrity, braveness and privation; discover the assumption of masculinity; and dramatise the connection among rural New England and sleek tradition and trade. additionally incorporated here's 'The Jamesons', a sequence of sketches approximately village existence reprinted for the 1st time because the flip of the twentieth century.
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I couldn’t study, I couldn’t do anything. I got a black mark because I couldn’t tell if a man had five apples and divided them equally among himself and gave the rest away, how much it was—or something like that. I didn’t know how many parts of speech there was, and I didn’t care. I was head of the spelling class and I spellt baker with two k’s and got turned down foot. I got lathered for drawing a picture of her on the slate, though it looked more like women’s hoops with a hatchet on top than it looked like her.
I shall die if I cannot get her. The first time I looked at her I fell in love with her. She looked at me twice in church yesterday, and Oh how I felt! She was with her mother and her brother. When they came out of church I followed them, and twice she looked back and smiled, and I would have smiled too, but there was a tall young man by my side and I was afraid he would notice. At last she dropped a leaf of a flower—rose geranium Ma calls it—and I could see by the way she looked that she meant it for me, and when I stooped to pick it up the tall young man stooped too.
Editorial foreword, explanatory notes, biographical directory, and note on the text are © 1989 by The Regents of the University of California. The Library of Congress has cataloged an earlier edition of this book as follows: Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Twain, Mark, 1835–1910. [Short stories. ]. p. cm. — (Mark Twain library) I. Armon, Dahlia. II. Blair, Walter, 1900– . III. Title. IV. Series: Twain, Mark, 1835–1910. Mark Twain Library. 48-1992 (R 1997) (Permanence of Paper).