New England Nun, A, and Other Stories

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24 tales by Mary Wilkins Freeman, published in 1891. Realistic but frequently sentimental, they are influenced by the local-color movement.

“A New England Nun” tells of Louisa Ellis, whose fiancé spends 14 years in Australia gathering a fortune with which to marry her, but is rejected on his return because she does not wish to disturb the delicate domestic arrangements to which she has become accustomed.

Subjects: Literature.

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Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852—1930)

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