A Marsh Island. Sarah Orne Jewett.
A Marsh Island

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; Wright 1978. 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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