Question 4:
        Who was the most widely read American novelist during the 1850s?



Harriet Beecher Stowe

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

Herman Melville

        SOURCES: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT; The Melville Log, by Jay Leyda; Clifton Waller Barrett Collection, UVA; The Melville Log