“The quiet village life, the dull routine of farming or mill life, early became interesting to me. I was taught to find everything that an imaginative child could ask, in the simple scenes close at hand.”
Sarah Orne Jewett (“Looking Back on Girlhood,” 1892)
“When one really knows a village like this and its surroundings, it is like becoming acquainted with a single person.”
Sarah Orne Jewett (The Country of the Pointed Firs, 1896)
Sarah Orne Jewett drew inspiration from the people and places she knew. As a child she watched people in the town square from her yard; as a successful author, from her desk by the window overlooking the same.