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Household Papers and Stories by Harriet Beecher Stowe

First Page:

THE WRITINGS OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

Riverside Edition

WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTIONS PORTRAITS, AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS

IN SIXTEEN VOLUMES VOLUME VIII

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN & CO

[Illustration: Portrait of Mrs. Stowe]

HOUSEHOLD PAPERS AND STORIES

BY HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

[Illustration: Mrs. Stowe's Hartford Home]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1896

Copyright, 1868, By TICKNOR & FIELDS.

Copyright, 1864, 1892, 1896, By HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.

Copyright, 1896, By HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.

All rights reserved.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A. Electrotyped and Printed by H. O. Houghton & Co.

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTORY NOTE vii

HOUSE AND HOME PAPERS I. The Ravages of a Carpet 1 II. Homekeeping vs. Housekeeping 16 III. What is a Home? 33 IV. The Economy of the Beautiful 54 V. Raking Up the Fire 69 VI. The Lady who does her own Work 85 VII. What can be got in America 101 VIII. Economy 112 IX. Servants 133 X. Cookery 153 XI. Our House 182 XII. Home Religion 212

THE CHIMNEY CORNER I. What will You do with Her? or, The Woman Question 231 II. Woman's Sphere 249 III. A Family Talk on Reconstruction 274 IV. Is Woman a Worker? 300 V. The Transition 316 VI. Bodily Religion: A Sermon on Good Health 330 VII. How shall we entertain our Company? 347 VIII. How shall we be Amused? 362 IX. Dress, or Who makes the Fashions 374 X. What are the Sources of Beauty in Dress? 395 XI. The Cathedral 412 XII. The New Year 425 XIII. The Noble Army of Martyrs 438

OUR SECOND GIRL 449

A SCHOLAR'S ADVENTURES IN THE COUNTRY 473

TRIALS OF A HOUSEKEEPER 487

The frontispiece is from a photograph of Mrs. Stowe taken in 1884. The vignette of Mrs. Stowe's later Hartford home is from a drawing by Charles Copeland.

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

Mrs. Stowe had early and very practical acquaintance with the art of housekeeping. It strikes one at first as a little incongruous that an author who devoted her great powers to stirring the conscience of a nation should from time to time, and at one period especially, give her mind to the ordering of family life, but a moment's consideration will show that the same woman was earnestly at the bottom of each effort. In a letter to the late Lord Denman, written in 1853, Mrs. Stowe, speaking of Uncle Tom's Cabin , said: "I wrote what I did because, as a woman, as a mother, I was oppressed and heartbroken with the sorrows and injustice which I saw, and because, as a Christian, I felt the dishonor to Christianity." Not under the stress of passionate emotion, yet largely from a sense of real responsibility as a woman, a mother, and a Christian, she occupied herself with those concerns of every day life which so distinctly appeal to a woman's mind... Continue reading book >>




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