Willa Cather’s preface to The Best Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett, published in 1925.

Willa Cather, a novelist famous for portraying life on the Great Plains, selected stories for a collection of works by Jewett, a regionalist writer from the previous generation. Cather’s preface, published in 1925, describes what makes Jewett’s writing unique and important. The book includes stories Jewett published between 1896 and 1899.