Sarah Orne Jewett House

1900 “The Foreigner”

In this story, Jewett revisits the stranger isolated in a New England Village. The character Almira Todd of “The Country of the Pointed Firs” narrates this story of her friendship with a young woman, full of life and creativity in an unwelcoming town. With themes of transcendence and spiritualism, Jewett is at the height of her storytelling ability.