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Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

Auteur de La Case de l'oncle Tom

222+ oeuvres 19,890 utilisateurs 207 critiques 10 Favoris

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Harriet Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, one of nine children of the distinguished Congregational minister and stern Calvinist, Lyman Beecher. Of her six brothers, five became ministers, one of whom, Henry Ward Beecher, was considered the finest pulpit orator of his day. In 1832 Harriet afficher plus Beecher went with her family to Cincinnati, Ohio. There she taught in her sister's school and began publishing sketches and stories. In 1836 she married the Reverend Calvin E. Stowe, one of her father's assistants at the Lane Theological Seminary and a strong antislavery advocate. They lived in Cincinnati for 18 years, and six of her children were born there. The Stowes moved to Brunswick, Maine, in 1850, when Calvin Stowe became a professor at Bowdoin College. Long active in abolition causes and knowledgeable about the atrocities of slavery both from her reading and her years in Cincinnati, with its close proximity to the South, Stowe was finally impelled to take action with the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. By her own account, the idea of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) first came to her in a vision while she was sitting in church. Returning home, she sat down and wrote out the scene describing the death of Uncle Tom and was so inspired that she continued to write on scraps of grocer's brown paper after her own supply of writing paper gave out. She then wrote the book's earlier chapters. Serialized first in the National Era (1851--52), an important abolitionist journal with national circulation, Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in book form in March 1852. It was an immediate international bestseller; 10,000 copies were sold in less than a week, 300,000 within a year, and 3 million before the start of the Civil War. Family legend tells of President Abraham Lincoln (see Vol. 3) saying to Stowe when he met her in 1862: "So this is the little lady who made this big war?" Whether he did say it or not, we will never know, since Stowe left no written record of her interview with the president. But he would have been justified in saying it. Certainly, no other single book, apart from the Bible, has ever had any greater social impact on the United States, and for many years its enormous historical interest prevented many from seeing the book's genuine, if not always consistent, literary merit. The fame of the novel has also unfortunately overshadowed the fiction that Stowe wrote about her native New England: The Minister's Wooing (1859), Oldtown Folks (1869), Poganuc People (1878), and The Pearl of Orr's Island (1862), the novel that, according to Sarah Orne Jewett, began the local-color movement in New England. Here Stowe was writing about the world and its people closest and dearest to her, recording their customs, their legends, and their speech. As she said of one of these novels, "It is more to me than a story. It is my resume of the whole spirit and body of New England." (Bowker Author Biography) Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) remains one of the most influential writers in American history. Following the publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" she became an instant celebrity, speaking against slavery in the United States & Europe. (Publisher Provided) afficher moins

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Œuvres de Harriet Beecher Stowe

La Case de l'oncle Tom (1852) 17,139 exemplaires
The Minister's Wooing (1859) 216 exemplaires
The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin (2007) 211 exemplaires
The American Woman's Home (1869) 124 exemplaires
Oldtown folks (1869) 45 exemplaires
Pink and White Tyranny (1871) 44 exemplaires
Woman in Sacred History (1873) 35 exemplaires
Poganuc People (1998) 34 exemplaires
My Wife and I (1875) 22 exemplaires
Lady Byron Vindicated (1870) 19 exemplaires
Queer Little Folks (2006) 16 exemplaires
Sunny memories of foreign lands (2006) 15 exemplaires
Agnes of Sorrento (2012) 14 exemplaires
We and Our Neighbors (1901) 14 exemplaires
Uncle Tom's cabin (2013) 11 exemplaires
Oldtown Fireside Stories (1872) 10 exemplaires
Household Papers and Stories (1896) 8 exemplaires
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Reader (1993) 7 exemplaires
House and Home Papers (1869) 6 exemplaires
La cabaña del tío Tom Tomo II (1995) 5 exemplaires
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Vol. 1 of 2 (2015) 5 exemplaires
He's Coming To-morrow (1901) 4 exemplaires
The Amazing Life of Christ (2007) 4 exemplaires
The New Housekeeper's Manual (1873) 4 exemplaires
Stories, sketches and studies (2015) 3 exemplaires
House and Home Papers (1865) 2 exemplaires
Betty's Bright Idea (2019) 2 exemplaires
A Library of Famous Fiction (1873) 2 exemplaires
Uncle Tom's Cabin (2015) 2 exemplaires
The Christian Slave (2004) 2 exemplaires
La cabaña del tío Tom Tomo I (2009) 2 exemplaires
Knocking, Knocking 1 exemplaire
Onkel Tom 1 exemplaire
Our Famous Women 1 exemplaire
Une poignée de contes (2013) 1 exemplaire
“The Seamstress” 1 exemplaire
Onkel Toms Hütte, 1 Audio-CDs (2000) 1 exemplaire
Dred ou le grand marais maudit (2021) 1 exemplaire
Onkel Tooms stuga II 1 exemplaire
Onkel Toms stuga I 1 exemplaire
The Fat Pirate 1 exemplaire
How to Live On Christ 1 exemplaire
Tales from Real Life 1 exemplaire
Stowe Novels 1 exemplaire
Nelly's Heroics (1883) 1 exemplaire
Hum, the Son of Buz (2014) 1 exemplaire
Uncle Tom's Cabin For Children (2015) 1 exemplaire
The Ghost in the Mill 1 exemplaire
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Volume 1 (2016) 1 exemplaire
Uncle Tom's Cabin 1 exemplaire
Uncle Tom's Cabin Volume 2 (2018) 1 exemplaire
La Cabaña de Tio Tom (2020) 1 exemplaire
Tamas batya kunyhoja (1993) 1 exemplaire
Old Town folks & John Cawson (2018) 1 exemplaire
De slavernij 1 exemplaire
House And Home Papers 1 exemplaire
Dred Scott 1 exemplaire
Poganuc People 1 exemplaire
My Wife And I 1 exemplaire
LITTLE FOXES (1878) 1 exemplaire

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Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Beecher, Harriet Elizabeth
Autres noms
Crowfield, Christopher
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de sépulture
Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Pays (pour la carte)
Lieu de naissance
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Lieu du décès
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Cause du décès
Modern researchers now speculate that at the end of her life she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease
Lieux de résidence
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Hartford Female Seminary, Connecticut, USA
short story writer
Beecher, Lyman (father)
Beecher, Henry Ward (brother)
Beecher, Charles (brother)
Beecher, Edward (brother)
Hooker, Isabella Beecher (sister)
Beecher, Catharine Esther (sister) (tout afficher 9)
Perkins, Frederic B. (nephew)
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (grand-niece)
Stowe, Charles Edward (son)
Prix et distinctions
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1910)
Courte biographie
Harriet Beecher of the remarkable Beecher clan attended the school for girls run by her sister Catharine. In 1836, she married Calvin Ellis Stowe, a professor of Biblical literature. To help support her growing family (she had 7 children), Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote short stories and ran a small school in her home. She was catapulted to fame and helped turn millions of people away from slavery with the publication of her instant bestseller Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1851. Upon meeting her in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln is alleged to have said, "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!"

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stances and debates on social issues of the day.



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