LIFE AND LETTERS OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. Harriet Beecher STOWE, Annie Fields.
LIFE AND LETTERS OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
LIFE AND LETTERS OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

LIFE AND LETTERS OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1897. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Crown octavo. 7 1/2 in (19 cm) tall; 406 p. Publisher's olive-brown ribbed cloth with brightly gilt titling and ruling on front cover and spine. Top edge brightly gilt; other edges untrimmed. Inserted frontispiece depicts the bust of Harriet Beecher Stowe with tissue guard. Tight, clean and square binding. Stands straight. Square corners. Crisp text pages pristine and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, foxing, marks, tears or folds. Appears unread. Clean edges. Spine ends lightly creased, boards with light puckering and slight scuffs, rear endpapers darkened. Prominent author, philanthopist, suffragist, abolitionist and reformer, Annie Adams Fields opened many charities including coffeehouses serving inexpensive, nutritious meals and a safe, affordable residence for unmarried working women. Married to James Fields of Ticknor & Fields, they collaborated on the choice of new authors. This biography of Annie Fields' close friend, Harriet Beecher Stowe, is based on primary sources and is considered to be one of Field's best works. This biography is thought to overshadow the memoir written by Stowe's son in 1889. An eloquent author herself, Stowe set publishing records with Uncle Tom's Cabin, the second bestseller of the 19th century, just after the Bible, and the first international bestseller. Stowe changed the public perception of slavery. Stowe participated in the Underground Railroad and supported women's rights. BAL 19509. Near Fine in no dust jacket if issued. Item #817

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