Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers Literary Qualities

Jean Fritz
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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers is not a biography of adulation. Instead, it is a careful reconstruction of what Stowe's life was like, with care taken to explain some of the complexities of her seemingly contradictory nature. It is likely that Fritz admires Stowe, but the tone of her biography is even, allowing Stowe's life to seem as though it is telling itself.

Any reader is likely to notice that a large chunk of Stowe's life, the period after the Civil War, is only sketched in Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers. The reason for this may be a limitation on the biography's length. Publishers tend to shy away from young adult biographies that are over 50,000 words in length in the belief that young adults may be put off by something long. Of greatest interest to most young readers would be Stowe's rise to fame...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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