Title: Harriet Beecher Stowe A Biography
Author: Noel Gerson
Stars: 4 out of 5
This was an interesting book about an individual who was very prominent in the anti-slavery camp prior to the civil war. She was best known for writing the fictional novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, although, she did write many other articles and novels. I enjoyed the book but found it to be a little dry at times. I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in this particular area of United States history.
I have rated book 4 stars.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your review
Noel Gerson explores the life of this fascinating woman who literally changed the course of American history with her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Harriet Beecher Stowe reveals a towering literary figure who was also a remarkable woman, a crusading feminist, and a woman who led a life more dramatic than anything she wrote.
In an age when women were usually confined to the kitchen, the bedroom, and the parlour, Harriet Beecher Stowe argued emancipation with President Lincoln, had an extraordinary woman-to-woman relationship with Queen Victoria, and was regarded by Emile Zola as a comrade-in-arms in their separate crusades for a better world.
Her super-abundant energy and refreshing humour enabled her to combine the duties of a devoted wife and mother of five with a renowned literary career and to become in the process one of the greatest celebrities of the nineteenth century.
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