Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions)

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions) Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
ISBN-10 0486440281
ISBN-13 9780486440286
Year 2005-08-01
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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Selling more than 300 000 copies the first year it was published Stowe s powerful abolitionist novel fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852 Denouncing the institution of slavery in dramatic terms the incendiary novel quickly draws the reader into the world of slaves and their masters Stowe s characters are powerfully and humanly realized in Uncle Tom a majestic and heroic slave whose faith and dignity are never corrupted Eliza and her husband George who elude slave catchers and eventually flee a country that condones slavery Simon Legree a brutal plantation owner Little Eva who suffers emotionally and physically from the suffering of slaves and fun loving Topsy Eva s slave playmate Critics scholars and students are today revisiting this monumental work with a new objectivity focusing on Stowe s compelling portrayal of women and the novel s theological underpinnings

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