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The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe
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The Life Of Harriet Beecher Stowe

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A summary of the life and works of Harriet Beecher Stowe

A summary of the life and works of Harriet Beecher Stowe

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  2. <ul><li>Born June 14, 1811 as Harriet Elisabeth Beecher </li></ul><ul><li>Came from a large family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of eleven children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mother passed at early age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harriet was only 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Father was a influential minister </li></ul>
  3. <ul><li>Stowe was a student at Hartford Female Seminary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Later, she also became a teacher at the school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The school was started by Harriet’s sister, Catherine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Under the guidance of her sister, Harriet was able to acquire her writing skills while at the school </li></ul>
  4. <ul><li>Harriet met and married Calvin E. Stowe, a professor from Lane Theological Seminary </li></ul><ul><li>Together, Harriet and Calvin had seven children </li></ul><ul><li>Calvin, a scholarly writer, supported Harriet’s life a writer and wrote to her: </li></ul><ul><li>“ my dear, you must be a literary woman. It is so written in the book of fate… Make all your calculations accordingly.” </li></ul>
  5. <ul><li>TWINS! Born 1836 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliza and Harriet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lived with Calvin and Harriet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Neither twin ever married </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Became proficient and dependable women </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supervised the home </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participated in social an cultural life of Hartford </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Influence on Harriet’s writing: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Young women of the books My Wife and I and We and Our Neighbors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. <ul><li>The first boy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Henry Ellis – born 1838 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Died in 1857 in a drowning accident while swimming in the Connecticut River </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Influence on Harriet’s writing: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HBS writes about how a mother would react to a son’s death in The Minister’s Wooing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Child No. 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frederick William – born 1840 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suffered from alcoholism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fought in the Civil War </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Went to California in 1870 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Influence on Harriet’s writing: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Character in We and Our Neighbors and My Wife and I </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. <ul><li>The talent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgian May – born 1843 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nickname – “Georgie” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Became addicted to morphine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Influence on Harriet’s writing: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Character in Uncle Tom’s Cabin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Young Death </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Samuel Charles – born 1848 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Died 1849 of cholera epidemic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Influence on Harriet’s writing: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Led to description of slave mothers in Uncle Tom’s Cabin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. <ul><li>Number 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Edward – born 1850 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Called “Charley” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ordained as a minister in 1878 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Influence on Harriet’s writing: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our Charley based on his childhood </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. <ul><li>The Mayflower (1843) </li></ul><ul><li>Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) </li></ul><ul><li>A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (1853) </li></ul><ul><li>Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (1856) </li></ul><ul><li>The Minister's Wooing (1859) </li></ul><ul><li>The Pearl of Orr's Island (1862) </li></ul><ul><li>Byron painted by his compeers; or, All about Lord Byron, from his marriage to his death, as given in the various newspapers of his day, shewing wherein the American novelist gives a truthful account, and wherein she draws on her own morbid imagination (1869) </li></ul><ul><li>Oldtown Folks (1869) </li></ul><ul><li>The New Housekeeper's Manual with Catherine E. Beecher (1873) </li></ul>
  10. <ul><li>http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/life/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/stowe.asp </li></ul>

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