Thought of the Day 6.14.12

“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women”

–Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born this day in 1811, she would be 201 years old today.

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Beecher-Stowe 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Stowe was a social activist and writer.

She wrote over 30 books covering a wide range of genres (from biographies to children’s books and how-to books on homemaking)  but she is best remembered for her best selling Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin was  originally published in installments in the National Era, a weekly antislavery journal, starting in June of 1851. In 1852 it came out as a book which was published in two volumes. It was internationally well received and has been translated into 60 languages (including, if one is to believe Rogers and Hammerstein, Siamese.)

Visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s site to learn more.


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

2 responses to “Thought of the Day 6.14.12

  • kateshrewsday

    That quote is wonderful. And I have never read Uncle Tom’s Cabin: can you believe that? I am off to remedy this gap in my education!

  • ritalovestowrite

    No worries Kate, I have not read it in its entirety. [I was, however, in the King and I, and was one of the performers who sang the chorus of “Small House of Uncle Thomas” the ballet with show (twice). Although that was many years ago I’m pretty sure I could still sing most of that by heart! ] So I’ll have to remedy the gap too.

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