The May Flower and Miscellaneous Writings

Harriet Beecher STOWE (1811 - 1896)

Included herein are 35 charming short stories or humorous sketches, some written as exercises for the literary Semi-Colon Club of Cincinnati which Stowe belonged to for years, others published in magazines of the time, and 7 religious poems. Stowe honed her expressive skills on many of these before writing her first serious novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and 30 other books that followed. They showcase her considerable skill even as a young writer, and she made good money doing it, often supporting her family. This collection, named after a flower native to the east coast, likely the Anemone hepatica, or 'May flower', should not to be confused with another collection by Stowe, The Mayflower, which provides sketches of several descendants of the Pilgrims. - Summary by Michele Fry

Genre(s): Poetry, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Michele Fry
00:03:07
Play 01 1.1 Uncle Lot Jim Locke
00:34:56
Play 02 1.2 Uncle Lot Jim Locke
00:30:25
Play 03 2.1 LOVE versus LAW Jim Locke
00:28:12
Play 04 2.2 LOVE versus LAW Jim Locke
00:31:22
Play 05 2.3 LOVE versus LAW Jim Locke
00:29:57
Play 06 3 The Tea Rose Michele Fry
00:16:51
Play 07 4 Trials Of A Housekeeper Michele Fry
00:12:50
Play 08 5 Little Edward Jim Locke
00:14:09
Play 09 6 Aunt Mary Jim Locke
00:17:11
Play 10 7 Frankness Michele Fry
00:10:02
Play 11 8.1 The Sabbath - Sketches Jim Locke
00:23:48
Play 12 8.2 The Sabbath - Sketches Jim Locke
00:12:48
Play 13 8.3 The Sabbath - Sketches Jim Locke
00:20:03
Play 14 9 Let Every Man Mind His Own Business Jim Locke
00:47:28
Play 15 10 Cousin William Jim Locke
00:24:31
Play 16 11 The Ministration of our Departed Friends - A New Year's Revery Jim Locke
00:12:12
Play 17 12 Mrs A. and Mrs. B; or What She Thinks About It Jim Locke
00:15:00
Play 18 13 Christmas; or, The Good Fairy April6090
00:18:17
Play 19 14 Earthly Care A Heavenly Discipline Emma Charlotte
00:18:49
Play 20 15 Conversation On Conversation Kate Follis
00:17:44
Play 21 16 How Do We Know? Kathleen Moore
00:08:46
Play 22 17 Which is the Liberal Man? Michele Fry
00:30:25
Play 23 18 The Elder's Feast - A Tradition of Laodicea Jim Locke
00:17:33
Play 24 19.1 Little Fred, The Canal Boy Jim Locke
00:18:40
Play 25 19.2 Little Fred, The Canal Boy Jim Locke
00:20:20
Play 26 20 The Canal Boat Jim Locke
00:15:56
Play 27 21 Feeling April6090
00:09:56
Play 28 22 The Seamstress Kate Follis
00:28:03
Play 29 23 Old Father Morris - A Sketch From Nature Kate Follis
00:20:13
Play 30 24 The Two Alters, or Two Pictures In One Michele Fry
00:31:19
Play 31 25 A Scholar's Adventures In The Country Michele Fry
00:28:16
Play 32 26 Woman, Behold Thy Son! Kate Follis
00:24:03
Play 33 27 The Coral Ring realisticspeakers
00:26:42
Play 34 28 Art and Nature Michele Fry
00:18:34
Play 35 29 Children April6090
00:06:41
Play 36 30 How To Make Friends With Mammon Kate Follis
00:24:24
Play 37 31 A Scene In Jerusalem Larry Wilson
00:17:30
Play 38 32 The Old Meeting House - Sketch From the Note Book Of An Old Gentleman Kate Follis
00:21:57
Play 39 33 The New-Year's Gift April6090
00:23:57
Play 40 34 The Old Oak Of Andover - A Revery Larry Wilson
00:10:47
Play 41 35 Our Wood Lot In Winter Kathleen Moore
00:11:06
Play 42 36 Poems -The Charmer Kathleen Moore
00:03:44
Play 43 37 Poems - Pilgrim's Song In The Desert Larry Wilson
00:02:37
Play 44 38 Poems - Mary At The Cross Larry Wilson
00:04:47
Play 45 39 Poems - Christian Peace Larry Wilson
00:01:35
Play 46 40 Poems - Abide In Me And I In You - The Soul's Answer Larry Wilson
00:02:05
Play 47 41 Poems - When I Awake I Am Still With Thee Larry Wilson
00:01:41
Play 48 42 Poems - Christ's Voice In The Soul Larry Wilson
00:02:02