August 31, 2018

When Harriet Beecher Stowe and George Eliot were penpals

"A book is a hand stretched forth in the dark passage 
of life to see if there is another to meet it."
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe

"What do we live for, 
if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?"
-- George Eliot

These two 19th century novelists created their own tiny support system when they became penpals.