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Sarah Orne Jewett’s Fairy Tale: “A White Heron”

In A Jury of Her Peers, Elaine Showalter comments that Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron” is “a fairy tale about a New England princess who refuses to be rescued from her isolation by the handsome prince” (192). Showalter’s description of Jewett’s story as “a fairy tale” caught my attention, and today I want to look at how we can read “A White Heron” … Read More Sarah Orne Jewett’s Fairy Tale: “A White Heron”