Part 1: Read: About the author
Sarah Orne Jewett was a prolific, renowned writer who flourished in America during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Born into the upper-middle class, Jewett led a sheltered life that allowed her to focus on her writing. She is now considered one of the founders of American literary realism for her willingness to document American life as she saw it. Her work evokes a sense of nostalgia and is praised for its “deep understanding of human nature.
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) was a writer and poet who wrote predominately about her native region of coastal Maine. Raised in a wealthy family, she was educated at home and traveled extensively with her father on trips to Europe. She attended Colby College in Waterville and studied abroad in France and Italy. Jewett never married and did not have children.
Sarah Orne Jewett was an American writer and novelist. She is remembered as an important regional and cultural voice who captured the essence of small-town New England in the United States.
Sarah Orne Jewett was an American author who lived during the late 1800s and early 1900s. She is best known for her short stories, which were published in regional newspapers and magazines. Jewett’s writing was especially popular among female readers of home-making literature.
Part 2: Listen to the audio recording of the short story “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett
Part 3: Watch, read, and listen to the video based on the short story “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett
Part 4: Take the short story quiz
Part 5: Use the comments section below to write a short summary and how you feel about the short story