May Flower and Miscellaneous Writings, The by STOWE, Harriet Beecher

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
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