Harriet Beecher Stowe
Standard Name: Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Birth Name: Harriet Elizabeth Beecher
Married Name: Harriet Elizabeth Stowe
HBS 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. HBS 's reputation peaked with Uncle Tom's Cabin, after which her cultural standing declined.
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|Cultural formation||Sojourner Truth||
Harriet Beecher Stowe called STevidently a full-blooded African. Stowe responded to this idea in part aesthetically, calling her a fine . . . specimen of the torrid zone, rather like a living, breathing impersonation...
|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Barrett Browning|
|Dedications||Fanny Aikin Kortright||
FAK published the governess novel Anne Sherwood: or, The Social Institutions of England. She signed her dedication to Harriet Beecher Stowe with the pseudonym Berkeley-Aikin.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1550 (1857): 881
Kortright, Fanny Aikin. Anne Sherwood. Richard Bentley, 1857.
|Dedications||Fanny Aikin Kortright||
She says that, not being personally known to Beecher Stowe, she has not asked leave for her dedication, but that Stowe 's work for the black slaves suggests she would favour a work written to...
|Education||Sarah Orne Jewett|
Thereafter, she taught herself, studying philosophy, Latin, German, Italian, French, political economy, and theology.
She was very well read and took a particular interest in the writings of Caroline Norton , Felicia Hemans
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Dorling, William. Memoirs of Dora Greenwell. James Clarke, 1885.
HW was, according to her editor Felicitas Corrigan , [s]teeped in the Bible by heredity and upbringing.
Her feeling for religion was even stronger than her feeling for literature: when she first, at about...
Waddell, Helen. “Acknowledgements; Note; Introduction”. Between Two Eternities, edited by Felicitas Corrigan, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1993, pp. viii - ix, 1.
|Education||Ketaki Kushari Dyson|
Beatrix, educated at home and six years older than her brother, was a solitary child. She had few toys; but she became deeply interested in science, and was also, from an early age, devoted to...
An important book in Peggy's early childhood was Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter . The delicate little home pictures of that delicious masterpiece spoke to her as potential artist.
Later favourites included Harriet Beecher Stowe
Evans, Margiad. A Ray of Darkness. Arthur Barker, 1952.
As a child FF attended several schools, while her resistance to the piety and obedience expected of young ladies
apparently caused her father some concern. In the final years of her formal education she...
Walker, Nancy A. Fanny Fern. Twayne, 1993.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sarah Orne Jewett|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Charlotte Perkins Gilman|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Charlotte Perkins Gilman||
Charlotte's Beecher aunts provided her with some valuable role models. As grandniece of the celebrated domestic novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe , she was well versed in ideas about nineteenth-century domesticity and was used to the...
9 November 1857
The first issue appeared of the US magazineAtlantic Monthly. It set out to provide articles of an abstract and permanent value, while not ignoring the healthy appetite of the mind for entertainment in...
A company in Salem, Massachusetts, issued what seems to be the earliest version of a game called Authors, whose object was to collect sets of cards bearing the names of writers and the...