Harriet Beecher Stowe - Author
1811-1896
American
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Although many books have been influential on their times, Abraham Lincoln is said to have suggested that 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' caused the American civil war. When Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) wrote the book, she could not have envisaged its success - sales of the book in the nineteenth century were second only to the bible, and she became a central figure in the fight against slavery.

Books by Harriet Beecher Stowe