Sarah Orne Jewett House

Queer Perspective

Among Jewett’s greatest strengths as a writer are the depictions of her female characters and the bonds of friendship between women.

Sarah Orne Jewett fell in love with several women in her life, finally finding the relationship she sought with Annie Fields.

In a few works, Jewett seems to be portraying lesbian love. Another work has been put forth in academia as the first gay American novel.