Cover of: The minister's wooing | Harriet Beecher Stowe

About the Book

From the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a domestic comedy that examines slavery, Protestant theology, and gender differences in early America.First published in 1859, Harriet Beecher Stowe's third novel is set in eighteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, a community known for its engagement in both religious piety and the slave trade. Mary Scudder lives in a modest farmhouse with her widowed mother an their boarder, Samuel Hopkins, a famous Calvinist theologian who preaches against slavery. Mary is in love with the passionate James Marvyn, but Mary is devout and James is a skeptic, and Mary's mother opposes the union. James goes to sea, and when he is reportedly drowned, Mary is persuaded to become engaged to Dr. Hopkins.With colorful characters, including many based on real figures, and a plot that hinges on romance, The Minister's Wooing combines comedy with regional history to show the convergence of daily life, slavery, and religion in post-Revolutionary New England.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [36].
Reprint of the 1859 ed. published by Derby and Jackson, New York.

Series
Harriet Beecher Stowe's New England novels

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.3
Library of Congress
PZ3.S89 Mi 1978, PS2954.M5 Mi 1978

The Physical Object

Pagination
[36] 578 p. :
Number of pages
578

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4546003M
Internet Archive
ministerswooing0000stow
ISBN 10
0917482123
LC Control Number
77013796
Library Thing
244861
Goodreads
903196
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