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Harriet Beecher Stowe


Harriet Beecher Stowe, a prolific writer best remembered today for Uncle Tom's Cabin, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811, into a prominent New England family. Her father, Lyman Beecher, was a well-known Congregational minister, and her brother Henry Ward Beecher became a distinguished preacher, orator, and lecturer. Like all the Beechers she grew up with a strong sense of wanting to improve humanity. At the age of thirteen Harriet Beecher enrolled in the Hartford Female Seminary and subsequently taught there until 1832, when the family moved to Cincinnati. In Ohio she was an instructor at a school founded... Read More

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The Minister's Wooing
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Introduction by Susan K. Harris
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043702-7 (0-14-043702-9)

From the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a domestic comedy that examines slavery, Protestant theology, and gender differences in early America.

First published in 1859, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s third novel is set in eighteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, a community known for its engagement in both religious piety and the slave trade. Mary...

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Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Introduction by Jane Smiley
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2001
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75693-1 (0-375-75693-0)

When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852, it became an international blockbuster, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone in its first year. Progressive for her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the earliest writers to offer a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery. Her stirring indictment... Read more






Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Introduction by Alfred Kazin
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 1995
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-44365-0 (0-679-44365-7)

 

Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man...

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Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Bantam Classics | Paperback | December 1982
$5.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21218-1 (0-553-21218-4)

Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man... Read more






Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Introduction by Anne Douglas
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 1981
$10.00/12.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-039003-2 (0-14-039003-0)

The novel that changed the course of American history

Published in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel was a powerful indictment of slavery in America. Describing the many trials and eventual escape to freedom of the long-suffering, good-hearted slave Uncle Tom, it aimed to show how Christian love can overcome any human cruelty... Read more






Uncle Tom's Cabin (200th Anniversary Edition)
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Afterword by Jonathan Arac, Introduction by Darryl Pickney
Signet | Paperback | February 2008
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53080-6 (0-451-53080-2)

Uncle Tom's Cabin is the story of the slave Tom. He is sold and sent south, where he endures brutal treatment at the hands of a degenerate plantation owner. As the novel that helped to move a nation to battle, Uncle Tom's Cabin is an essential part of the collective experience... Read more





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