A typical love story between Harry, the narrator, who comes to New York to work in the publishing business, and Eva, the daughter of a well-to-do financier on Wall Street. Excelling in narration and nostalgic feelings about the lost, nature-oriented American past, Stowe’s novel focuses upon the importance of family, religion, and traditions. A nice and light reading, dealing with less harsh and painful topics than ”Uncle Tom", but indulging in some serious matters nonetheless.
A thorn in the angry and embittered eyes of the American South, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author and ardent abolitionist, whose most famous novel "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" became the fiercest attack on slavery at the time. Stowe’s influence steps across the boundaries of the literary, and enters the domain of the political, opening the eyes of the world towards the horrors of slavery. She also wrote travel memoirs, numerous articles, letters, and short stories.