Penguin Classics: The Minister's Wooing

Penguin Classics: The Minister's Wooing by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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ISBN
9780140437027
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Pages
380
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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From the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Minister's Wooing is 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 and 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 reported drowned, Mary is persuaded to become engaged to Dr. Hopkins. With colourful 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.
ISBN:
9780140437027
Publication Date:
01 / 10 / 1999
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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