Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Or, Life Among the Lowly


Introduction by: Anne Douglas

Format
Paperback
Price
$10.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140390032
  • 640 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Published in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel was a powerful indictment of slavery in America. Describing the many trials and eventual escape to freedom of the long-suffering, good-hearted slave Uncle Tom, it aimed to show how Christian love can overcome any human cruelty. Uncle Tom’s Cabin has remained controversial to this day, seen as either a vital milestone in the anti-slavery cause or as a patronising stereotype of African-Americans, yet it played a crucial role in the eventual abolition of slavery and remains one of the most important American novels ever written.

Praise

"Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the most powerful and enduring work of art ever written about American slavery."
—Alfred Kazin
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