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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Hardcover): Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Hardcover)

Harriet Beecher Stowe; Introduction by Alfred Kazin

Series: Everyman's Library Classics Series

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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.


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Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Country of origin: United States
Series: Everyman's Library Classics Series
Release date: April 1995
First published: April 1995
Authors: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Introduction by: Alfred Kazin
Dimensions: 213 x 134 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 494
ISBN-13: 978-0-679-44365-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-679-44365-7
Barcode: 9780679443650

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