The Minister's Wooing

The Minister's Wooing

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"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."--Jacket.
"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."
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [1999]
ISBN: 9780140437027
Branch Call Number: STOWE H
Characteristics: xxix, 349 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Conger, Danielle
Harris, Susan K. 1945-


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Jan 08, 2014

Very difficult book to read since it is written in an old fashioned way of speaking.


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