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(Three Novels: Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly / The Minister's Wooing / Oldtown Folks.pdf) In this Library of America volume are the best and most enduring works of Harriet Beecher Stowe the little woman as Abraham Lincoln said when he met her in who wrote the book that made this great war He was referring with rueful exaggeration to em Uncle Tom s Cabin em which during its first year had sold over copies Contemporary readers can still appreciate the powerful effects of its melodramatic characterizations and its unapologetic sentimentality They can also recognize in its treatment of racial violence some of the brooding imagination and realism that anticipates Faulkner s rendering of the same theme Stowe was charged with exaggerating the evils of slavery but her stay in Cincinnati Ohio where her father the formidable Lyman Beecher head of the Lane Theological Seminary gave her a close look at the miseries of the slave communities across the Ohio River People in her circle of friends were continually harboring slaves who escaped across the river from Kentucky on the way they hoped to Canada br br Two other novels along with em Uncle Tom s Cabin em show the range and variety of her literary accomplishment em The Minister s Wooing em is set in Newport Rhode Island after the Revolution It is a romance based in part on the life of Stowe s sister and it traces to a happy ending the conflicts in a young woman between adherence to Calvinistic rigor and her expression of preference in the choice of a marital partner The third novel em Oldtown Folks em confirms Stowe s genius for the realistic rendering of ordinary experience her talent for social portraiture with a keen satiric edge and her subtlety in exploring a wide group of themes from child rearing practices and religious controversy to romantic seduction and betrayal But finally it is the old town and a way of life that no longer exists that is the true subject of this elegiac novelDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Three Novels: Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly / The Minister's Wooing / Oldtown Folks books for multiple devices.