Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1896. Item #01514
Harriet Beecher Stowe in Contemporary Three-Quarter Olive Morocco
STOWE, Harriet Beecher. [The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe. With biographical introductions, portraits and other illustrations. In sixteen volumes. Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, 1896. [Together with] Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Edited by Annie Fields. Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, 1897.
Riverside Edition. Seventeen octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 15/16 inches: 188 x 127 mm.). Frontispieces in all volumes and added engraved titles in all volumes of the Writings.
Contemporary three-quarter olive green, pebble-grain morocco over marbled boards, ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in compartments, marbled endpapers, tope edge gilt. Spine fd Life and Letters (volume 17) very slightly faded, still a very fine set.
The writings include:
Uncle Tom's Cabin and Key (vols 1 & 2)
Dred and Other Anti-Slavery Tales (vols 3 & 4)
The Minister's Wooing (vol. 5)
The Pearl of Orr's Island (vol. 6)
Agnes of Sorrento (vol. 7)
Household Papers and Stories (vol. 8)
Old Town Folks and Sam Lawson (vols. 9 & 10)
Poganuc People and Pink and White Tyranny (vol. 11)
My Wife and I (vol. 12)
We and our Neighbors (vol. 13)
Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems (vol. 15)
Stories and Sketches for the Young (vol. 16)
Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe (vol. 17)
Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than twenty books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.
BAL 19508 and 19509.