The Novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Much-cited research work. Crozier looks at what words meant in Stowe's lifetime compared to what they mean in her time (the 1960's) and explains Stowe's most famous character, Uncle Tom, from historical perspective. She reminds us that Stowe wrote more books, being a very important, highly respected author until she wrote "The True Story of Lady Byron's Life." Topics such as Cynicism, Puritanism, Civil War, women's position in society, the duties of the clergy, and of course the issue of slavery make this a must-read for understanding 19th century American and British literature and culture. Oxford University Press. 1969. Hb. $20.00