Little FoxesFörfattare: Harriet Beecher Stowe E-bok
First published in 1866, ‘Little Foxes’ is a form of self-help book by renowned author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Organised into seven different sections including ‘Irritability’, ‘Self-Will’ and ‘Intolerance’, a wealth of advice is given as to how to oppose and avoid negative and self-destructive habits, thereby attaining a happy and peaceful existence within the family home. An intriguing insight into 19th century attitudes towards self-help and personal growth.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was an American author of novels, articles and memoirs, and was an ardent abolitionist. Stowe was born in Connecticut to a religious family. Her father was a Calvinist preacher and her mother died when she was just five years old. She received a traditional academic education – a rarity for girls at the time – and at the age of twenty-one she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. A major trading location, it was here that Stowe encountered people who had escaped slavery, and hearing their experiences would greatly influence her life and work. She married in 1850 and moved to Maine, where both she and her husband remained vocal critics of slavery, and actively supported the Underground Railroad. Her most famous novel ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ was serialised and then published in 1852. It caught the attention of the American nation with its passionate opposition and emotional portrayal of the effects of slavery. She died in Connecticut in 1896 at the age of 85.