Sarah Orne Jewett House

A.C. Eliot

After her first story was published, Jewett, writing under the pen name A.C. Eliot, persevered through several rejections before a second story, “Mr. Bruce,” was published by The Atlantic Monthly in 1869. Several other pieces by Jewett were rejected by the magazine until newly promoted editor William Dean Howells published “Shore House”—written by S. O. Jewett—with revisions, four years later, in 1873.

With Howells’ encouragement, Sarah Orne Jewett collected “Shore House” and other sketches into her first novel, Deephaven, published in 1877.