Questions 44-47 Listen to part of a talk in a United States’ literature class. Continuing our survey of the 19th century.let’ s take a look now at Harriet Beecher Stowe.Now Stowe is best known for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. a book that details the harshness of plantation life in the south.The book was extremely popular in the United States as well as in other countries.Ironically though,for the attention given to Uncle Tom’ s Cabin,it is far from Stowe’ s best work.She did write one other novel about lire in the south.But much of her best work has nothing to do with the south at all.In fact.Stowe’ s best writing is about village life in the New England states in the 1 9th century.In recording the customs of the villages she wrote about,Stowe claimed that her purpose was to reflect the images as realistically as possible.She usually succeeded,for her settings were often described actually and in detail.In this sense.she was an important forerunner to the realistic movement that became popular later in the 1 9th century.She was one of her first published work to use local dialect for her characters when they spoke.And she did this for thirty years before Mark Twain popularized the use of local dialect.It makes sense that Stowe would write about New England life,since she was born in Connecticut.As a young woman there.she worked as a teacher.The teaching job helped lead to a geography book for children.Later,when she was married,her writing helped to support her family financially.Throughout her life,she wrote poems,travel books,biographical sketches and children’s books as well as novels for adults.