A Marsh Island. Sarah Orne Jewett.
A Marsh Island
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The First Gay American Novel

A Marsh Island.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885.

First edition, first printing. [ii], 292 pp., [1] f. (blank); 12 pp. (ads). 1 vols. 8vo. The First Gay American Novel. Olive green cloth shelfback, titled in gilt, darker green cloth boards, upper cover titled in green. Ends bumped, spine slightly dulled. Very good. BAL 10885. Item #313359

Jewett’s tale of Dick Dale, a watercolor painter and “a girlish fellow”, which is, Don James Brown argues, the first gay American novel.

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