My Wife and I

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

1871 | NY: J.B. Ford and Company

1st Edition, Later Printing | 474 Pages

My Wife and I

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

1871 | NY: J.B. Ford and Company

1st Edition, Later Printing | 474 Pages

About the Work

My Wife and I: Or Harry Henderson’s Story was the second to last “society novel” by Stowe, the final being its sequel, We and Our Neighbors. This love story follows Harry Henderson (the books narrator) and his relationship with the wealthy Eva Van Arsdale.

Through their romance, Stowe highlights various aspects of Victorian middle-class nostalgia that were common at the time among Americans.

These included a desire for religious experiences that seemed to be now long gone, longings for a  revitalized relationship with nature and a desire to return to rural communal life.

Additional Details

Stowe’s character of Tom Bolton was based on her son Fred.

Genre Fiction, Romance
Creator Harriet Beecher Stowe
Decade 1870

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