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Harriet Beecher Stowe is best known for the highly sentimental and influential anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, although she also authored several other novels, short stories, children's stories, pamphlets, a good deal of journalism, and a biography of Lady Byron (mother of the mathematician and scientist Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace). Much of her journalism was evangelical in tone. Harriet Beecher Stowe's reputation peaked with Uncle Tom's Cabin, after which her cultural standing declined.
14 June 1811 Harriet Beecher, later HBS, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the seventh child in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 March 1852 HBS's sentimental novel Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly was published by John P. Jewett in both Boston and Cleveland; a British edition and German translation followed the same year. Bibliographic Citation link.
1 July 1896 HBS died at eighty-five, after slowly losing her mental faculties. Bibliographic Citation link.
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