Harriet Beecher Stowe (Stowe Harriet Beecher)( American novelist.)
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Biography Harriet Beecher Stowe (Stowe Harriet Beecher)
Born June 14, 1811 in Litchfield (pc. Connecticut). Stowe's father was a staunch Calvinist, conservative, five brothers - priests. Stowe grew up in the puritanical atmosphere of the State. In 1832 she moved to Cincinnati, where her father was appointed rector of the Leynskoy Theological Seminary. Here she first saw firsthand slavery; here in 1836 she married Professor Calvin Stowe, supporting her literary pursuits. By 1850, when her husband won a seat in Bowden, College (pc. Maine), she was the mother of seven children. Once in the environment of growing abolitionism with characteristic New England's religious overtones, Stowe expressed her outrage at the Fugitive Slave Act (1850) in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1851-1852), which brought her fame. The success was immediate, unprecedented number of copies (more than 300 thousand) sold out in the first year, and since the novel is often translated and was repeatedly staged. Despite the artistic error, the novel is the product of a great humanistic sound. Second antislavery novel, Dred, the story of the curse of the swamp (Dread; a Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, 1856), more mature artistically, not shared the popularity of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Best in the abundant and unequal Stowe's later works - novels and stories from the life of her countrymen, New England Puritans. Courtship priest (The Minister's Wooing, 1859), Pearl Islands Orr (The Pearl of Orr's Island, 1862) and Oldtaunskie veteran (Oldtown Folks, 1869) - is psychologically accurate sketches the spiritual life of the real-world people. Stowe died in Hartford (pc. Connecticut) 1 July 1896.