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1 July 2021
In 1907, when she was 28, Dorothy Canfield (in fact Dr Canfield since she had received her PhD three years before) married John Redwood Fisher and published her first novel. In the same year, she inherited her great-grandfather’s farm in Arlington, Vermont; the town appears (often with the skimpiest of literary veils) in many of her books. Here is a piece of audio compiled by the Vermont Historical Society – the voice at the beginning is hers, and then the other speakers are interesting about her loyalty to Vermont and her huge distinction as a writer, as a thinker and as a person.
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