Uncle Tom's Cabin

deHarriet Beecher StoweIntroduction deAlfred Kazin

18 avril 1995|
Uncle Tom's Cabin de Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe''s remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom''s Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work -- exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward "the peculiar institution" and documenting, in heartrending detail, the tragic breakup of black Kentucky families "sold down the river." An immediate international sensation, Uncle Tom''s Cabin sold 300,000 copies in the first year, was translated into thirty-seven languages, and has never gone out of print: its political impact was immense, its emotional influence immeasurable.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, a prolific writer best remembered today for Uncle Tom''s Cabin, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811, into a prominent New England family. Her father, Lyman Beecher, was a well-known Congregational minister, and her brother Henry Ward Beecher became a distinguished preacher, orator, and...
Titre :Uncle Tom's Cabin
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :536 pages, 8.3 X 5.2 X 1.2 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :536 pages, 8.3 X 5.2 X 1.2 po
Publié le :18 avril 1995
Publié par :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780679443650

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