The Minister's Wooing

By: Stowe, Harriet BeecheR

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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.

Title: The Minister's Wooing

Author Name: Stowe, Harriet BeecheR

Categories: Fiction, Classics,

Publisher: U.S.A., Penguin Classics: 1999

ISBN Number: 0140437029

ISBN Number 13: 9780140437027

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 019888

Description: Prev. bookseller stamp otherwise internally unmarked, minimal wear to wraps.

Keywords: Classics,