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Viewing Entry - The May Flower, and miscellaneous writings (E14820)
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher.

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TitleThe May Flower, and miscellaneous writings
Author / Responsible partyStowe, Harriet Beecher.
GenreShort stories, Poetry.
TopicsShort stories, Poetry. United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Included herein are 35 charming short stories or humorous sketches, some written as exercises for the literary Semi-Colon Club of Cincinnati which Stowe belonged to for years, others published in magazines of the time, and 7 religious poems. Stowe honed her expressive skills on many of these before writing her first serious novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and 30 other books that followed. They showcase her considerable skill even as a young writer, and she made good money doing it, often supporting her family. This collection, named after a flower native to the east coast, likely the Anemone hepatica, or 'May flower', should not to be confused with another collection by Stowe, The Mayflower, which provides sketches of several descendants of the Pilgrims. - Summary by Michele Fry

Additional Information

System control numberE14820
Original Print PublisherBoston : Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1855.
Narrator NameVarious.
Participant or performer noteVarious.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators