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Harriet Beecher Stowe : a life

Author: Joan D Hedrick
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Up to this year I have always felt that I had no particular call to meddle with this subject ... But I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak." Thus did Harriet Beecher Stowe announce her decision to begin work on what would become one of the most influential novels ever written. The subject she had hesitated to "meddle with" was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan D Hedrick
ISBN: 9780195096392 0195096398 0195066391 9780195066395
OCLC Number: 32812436
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for best biography.
Winner of Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 1994
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1995
Description: xviii, 507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: New England beginnings --
Nutplains --
Lutchfield --
The Hartford Female Seminary --
Year of decision --
A republic of women --
The West --
Parlor literature --
Courtship and marriage --
Free men and free speech --
Domestic labor --
The nursery and the parlor --
A literary woman --
Signs of the times --
In the tide-mud of the real --
The water cure --
Crossing the river --
A rush of mighty wind --
Cato's daughter --
Antislavery activist --
Andover, Kansas, and Europe --
Her father's and her mother's God --
The Atlantic and the ship of state --
Professional writer --
Florida and oldtown folks --
Woman's rights and woman's wrongs.
Responsibility: Joan D. Hedrick.


This work details the life of the 19th-century American novelist, Harriet Beecher Stowe, best-known for "Uncle Tom's Cabin".  Read more...


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long overdue ... a fascinating and unfamiliar view of nineteenth-century American society. * Literary Review *

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