Queer Little Folks

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Sprache - Englisch

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Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Queer Little Folks' stands as a charming foray into children's literature, distinct from her most renowned abolitionist work. This collection, though less ubiquitous, harnesses Stowe's keen ability to craft narratives that ensnare the imagination while imparting subtle moral lessons, reflective of her staunch ethical convictions. Within this anthology, Stowe explores the anthropomorphic peculiarity, endowing animals with richly layered personalities, a method which foregrounds her astute insights into human nature and society. Couched in Stowe's signature 19th-century literary style, 'Queer Little Folks' typifies the didactic and entertaining prose expected of moral tales in its historical milieu, while the idiosyncrasies of its characters echo deeper philosophical questions about identity and morality.n Best known for her seminal novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', Harriet Beecher Stowe was galvanized by her theological background and fervent abolitionist beliefs to author a tale for the youth that encapsulated her ideological ethos. The predilection for advocating through storytelling is evident in 'Queer Little Folks', wherein Stowe subtly interweaves commentary on societal dynamics with endearing narrative arcs. Her motivations likely stemmed from a desire to shape young minds with themes of kindness, understanding, and the intrinsic value of every creature, ideas that permeate her more prominent socio-political works.n'Queer Little Folks' is a must-read for those interested in the breadth of Stowe's literary capabilities, offering as it does another perspective from which to understand the conscience of the era. It is recommended for readers who delight in classic storytelling graced with moral reflection, as well as for scholars intent on appreciating the nuances of Stowe's lesser-studied works. The republishing of this title by DigiCat Publishing, which reveres the continuum of literary heritage, magnifies its accessibility to a new generation, ensuring its rightful place among the relics of cultural scholarship.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) was an American author and social activist, best known for her novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852), a poignant depiction of African American life under slavery that played a significant role in the antislavery movement. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, into a family with strong abolitionist beliefs, Stowe was the daughter of the famous preacher Lyman Beecher and sister of clergyman and social reformer Henry Ward Beecher. Her literary journey commenced with the publication of short stories and travel pieces but reached its pinnacle when she harnessed her writing as a force against slavery. Stowe's commitment to using literature to effect social change was evident throughout her career. 'Queer Little Folks' (1867) is another notable work, comprising a collection of charming children's stories that incorporate moral lessons and reflect on society through anthropomorphized animal characters. Stowe's literary style is characterized by its strong narrative and vivid characterizations, which translated complex social issues into personal and relatable stories. Her body of work extends beyond the anti-slavery texts, touching upon various genres, but all of her writing endeavors shared the common aim of challenging the prevailing social norms of her time. Stowe's legacy persists as a testament to the power of literature as an instrument for social change and the advancement of civil rights.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 56 Seiten

Größe: 774,1 KB

ISBN: 8596547343028