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Jerome, A Poor Man A Novel

By: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Jerome, A Poor Man: A Novel" by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman is a poignant exploration of poverty, struggle, and redemption within the realm of social realism and American literature. Set against the backdrop of rural life, Freeman's novel delves into the challenges faced by the working-class protagonist, Jerome, as he navigates the harsh realities of poverty and hardship. Through a character-driven narrative, Freeman skillfully portrays the intricacies of domestic life and family dynamics, offering readers a glimpse into the emotional depth of Jerome's psychological journey. As Jerome grapples with adversity and seeks to overcome the obstacles in his path, Freeman paints a vivid portrait of resilience and determination in the face of struggle. With its exploration of themes such as poverty, hardship, and redemption, "Jerome, A Poor Man" stands as a powerful work of social realism that resonates with readers on a profound level. Freeman's nuanced portrayal of the human experience, combined with her evocative depiction of rural America, makes this novel a timeless classic in the annals of American literature.

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Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Freeman was born on October 31, 1852, in Randolph, Massachusetts, to Eleanor Lothrop and Warren Edward Wilkins, who christened her "Mary Ella". Freeman's parents were conservative Congregationalists, and he grew up under severe supervision. Religious limitations play an important role in some of her works. In 1867, the family relocated to Brattleboro, Vermont, where Freeman graduated from the local high school before spending one year at Mount Holyoke College (formerly Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in South Hadley, Massachusetts, from 1870 to 1871. She eventually completed her schooling at Glenwood Seminary in West Brattleboro. When the family's dry goods business in Vermont failed in 1873, they moved back to Randolph, Massachusetts. Freeman's father died unexpectedly in 1883, leaving her with no close family and an estate of barely $973. Wilkins returned to her hometown, Randolph. She moved in with a friend, Mary J. Wales, and started writing as her sole source of income. During a visit to Metuchen, New Jersey in 1892, she met Dr. Charles Manning Freeman, a non-practicing doctor seven years her junior. After years of courtship and delays, the couple married on January 1, 1902. She immediately established her name as "Mary E. Wilkins Freeman," and requested that Harper's use it on all of her work.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 340 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362200163
  • ISBN-13: 9789362200167
  • Item Weight: 510g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 18.8mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Psychological