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Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Dover Publications | August 1, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Uncle Tom's Cabin is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
The moving abolitionist novel that fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852 and melodramatically condemned the institution of slavery through such powerfully realized characters as Tom, Eliza, Topsy, Eva, and Simon Legree. First published more than 150 years ago, this monumental work is today being reexamined by critics, scholars, and students.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 in

Published: August 1, 2005

Publisher: Dover Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0486440281

ISBN - 13: 9780486440286

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A wonderful classic The first exposure I ever had to this story was the musical number within the movie The King and I. You can obviously tell that this isn't a modern book by any standards. Although the best selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book after the Bible, it is completely dated. Some say even offensive for the stereotypes that it helped to create. I say that when you're reading a book that was published in a different era you need to take into consideration the mindset of the readers of that time. The word "n*gga" appears many, many, times in this book and it's meant to be derogatory but you'll notice that none of the characters flinch at the word because it's commonplace in that century. I can imagine Harriet Beecher Stowe sitting at her desk and writing this all out and never thinking twice about the word choices she makes. It was an interesting read. Certainly not something I would have ever picked up from a store, but we had it lying in our living room and I'd packed all my other books. I think I would have enjoyed the story more had there been more to it. Uncle Tom's Cabin is a very action/dialogue based story and I'm not surprised because it was initially published as a serial so the chapters have almost a recap and bounce back and forth. "As you recall we left so and so..." even though I had just read that only two chapters ago. It's a little choppy in that respect. But you still have to keep in mind of when it was published. And why.
Date published: 2009-06-05

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 in

Published: August 1, 2005

Publisher: Dover Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0486440281

ISBN - 13: 9780486440286

From the Publisher

The moving abolitionist novel that fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852 and melodramatically condemned the institution of slavery through such powerfully realized characters as Tom, Eliza, Topsy, Eva, and Simon Legree. First published more than 150 years ago, this monumental work is today being reexamined by critics, scholars, and students.

About the Author

Harriet Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, one of nine children of the distinguished Congregational minister and stern Calvinist, Lyman Beecher. Of her six brothers, five became ministers, one of whom, Henry Ward Beecher, was considered the finest pulpit orator of his day. In 1832 Harriet Beecher went with her family to Cincinnati, Ohio. There she taught in her sister's school and began publishing sketches and stories. In 1836 she married the Reverend Calvin E. Stowe, one of her father's assistants at the Lane Theological Seminary and a strong antislavery advocate. They lived in Cincinnati for 18 years, and six of her children were born there. The Stowes moved to Brunswick, Maine, in 1850, when Calvin Stowe became a professor at Bowdoin College. Long active in abolition causes and knowledgeable about the atrocities of slavery both from her reading and her years in Cincinnati, with its close proximity to the South, Stowe was finally impelled to take action with the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. By her own account, the idea of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) first came to her in a vision while she was sitting in church. Returning home, she sat down and wrote out the scene describing the death of Uncle Tom and was so inspired that she continued to write on scraps of grocer's brown paper after her own supply of writing paper gave out. She then wrote the book's earlier chapters. Serialized first in the National Era (1851--52), an important abolitionist journal with
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