Uncle Tom's Cabin, Or, Life Among the Lowly

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Or, Life Among the Lowly

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When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852, it became an international blockbuster, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone in its first year. Progressive for her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the earliest writers to offer a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery. Her stirring indictment and portrait of human dignity in the most inhumane circumstances enlightened hundreds of thousands by revealing the human costs of slavery, which had until then been cloaked and justified by the racist misperceptions of the time. Langston Hughes called it "a moral battle cry," noting that "the love and warmth and humanity that went into its writing keep it alive a century later," and Tolstoy described it as "flowing from love of God and man."
Publisher: New York :, Modern Library,, 2001.
Edition: Modern Library paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780375756931
0375756930
Characteristics: 662 pages ;,20 cm.

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People have asked what my favorite book is from the many I have read. After reading this book, I finally have an answer to give them. This book is an amazing inspiration and is beautifully written. There are so many lessons to be learned from the characters. I love it!

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ronrichardson
Jul 21, 2014

My thoughts after reading this book and looking into the history of when it was written, and why: I think this piece of fiction change are world for the best in so many different ways; when it was written, and even now in our times.
From opening minds to debating if this piece of fiction could be the truth in the darkest days of slavery in the United States of America.

I am reading this book right now and LOVING it! Beautiful story. I expected it to be boring and full of too many details, as many old books are. But I was pleasantly surprised. This book is still a treasure, in spite of the fact it was written over one hundred years ago.

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alpert99
Mar 27, 2013

I loved this book.

patienceandfortitude Nov 15, 2011

This was a selection for my book club and I was dismayed because I didn't expect to enjoy it and it was longer than I anticipated. But as is frequently the case, I was wrong. I did enjoy the book and it even made me cry in several spots. It is good to read from a historical perspective and is an excellent story.

snowbird922 Aug 01, 2011

This book is unsurpassed by anything I have ever read in my life. It would be a dis-service to humanity to have never read this book. There are critics who say Tom's character bred the typical African American yes man. I however applaude his capacity and strenght to see that his soul could never be owned by his slave owner. Beecher-Stowe had a magnificent gift for writing and her words flowed through every fiber of my being. I can honestly say that no piece of literature will ever touch me as this book has. She is one of the greats.

stargazer77 Jul 01, 2011

Great book... on its own, and also in light of the time in which it was written - how controversial and powerful.

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MaryWillsonWWII Jun 02, 2011

MaryWillsonWWII thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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But there, on the bed, lay her slumbering boy, his long curs falling negligently around his unconscious face, his rosy mouth half open, his little fat hands thrown out over the bed-clothes, and a smile spread like a sunbeam over his whole face. "Poor boy! poor fellow!" said Eliza; "they have sold you! but your mother will save you yet!"

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