Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Paperback | August 1, 2005

byHarriet Beecher Stowe

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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.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Paperback | August 1, 2005
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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, scho...

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 Cinci...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2005Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486440281

ISBN - 13:9780486440286

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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.
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