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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

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Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, into one of the most prominent religious families in the United States. She moved to Cincinnati in 1836 upon marrying the Rev. Calvin Stowe, and to Brunswick, Maine in 1850. Her most famous work, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was serialized in 1851-1852 in the antislavery newspaper The National Era and published in volume form in Boston in 1852. Uncle Tom's Cabin went on to sell half-a-million copies in the United States within five years and was translated into twenty languages. Her other works encompass fiction, travelogues, poetry, and biography, and include The Minister's Wooing, The Mayflower, and Dred.


Works in the EAF Collection

Agnes of Sorrento (1862)

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (1856) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

House and Home Papers by Christopher Crowfield [pseud] (1865) (Restricted)

The Mayflower; or, Sketches of Scenes and Characters among the Descendants of the Pilgrims (1843) (Restricted)

The Minister's Wooing (1859) (Restricted)

Mr. and Mrs. Woodbridge by Miss E. Leslie [pseud] (1841) (Restricted)

My Wife and I; or, Harry Henderson's History (1871) (Restricted)

Oldtown Fireside Stories (1872) (Restricted)

Oldtown Folks (1869) (Restricted)

The Pearl of Orr's Island: A Story of the Coast of Maine (1862)

Pink and White Tyranny. A Society Novel (1871) (Restricted)

The Two Altars; or, Two Pictures in One (1852) (Restricted)

Uncle Sam's Emancipation: Earthly Care a Heavenly Discipline, and Other Sketches...With a Sketch of Mrs. Stowe's Family (1853) (Restricted)

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly (1852) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]

We and Our Neighbors: or, The Records of an Unfashionable Street (1875) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)