Additional Resources for A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett

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Cary, Richard. Sarah Orne Jewett. Twayne, 1962.

The first full-length critical review of Jewett's work. This book attempts to analyze all of Jewett's work. Cary finds "A White Heron" philosophically interesting but technically flawed.

Griffith, Jr., Kelley. "Sylvia as Hero in Sarah Orne Jewett's

'A White Heron."' Colby Library Quarterly, Vol. 21, no. 1, March, 1985, pp. 22-7.

Shows how Sylvia's story follows the archetypal pattern of a hero following a quest for a desired object, and suggests that Sylvia's independence mirrors Jewett's.

Held, George. "Heart to Heart with Nature: Ways of Looking at 'A White Heron."' Colby Library Quarterly, 18 (1982):55-65.

Discusses his overall interpretation of Jewett's "A White Heron," paying particular attention to changes that occur in the character Sylvia's relationship with nature.

Johns, Barbara A. "'Mateless and Appealing': Growing into Spinsterhood in Sarah Orne Jewett," in Critical Essays on Sarah Orne Jewett, ed. Gwen L. Nagel...

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