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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1st Thus Edition. - 1853 - from mclinhavenbooks and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Condition: Good/no dust Jacket


London: Nathaniel Cooke, 1853. 1st Thus Edition.. Hardcover. Good/no dust Jacket. Copyright date is 1853, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. A Tale of Slave Life in Africa. London: Nathaniel Cooke, 1853. Octavo. Modern half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt titles on spine. Top edge gilt. Some rubbing on covers. Light scattered foxing on edges and occasionally throughout. Marbled endpapers. Pencil mark on front free endpaper verso and title page, underlining "Stowe". A woren spot on the upper right on the back panel. Spine has been resownen. Very Good collectible book. The highest selling book in 1853 only to the Bible. Size: 7" - 9" Tall

In Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe, the title character Uncle Tom is a long-suffering slave, loyal to both his faith and his master. Presented with an opportunity to escape, he instead chooses to remain in slavery to avoid embarrassing his master. After being sold to a slave trader, Tom suffers brutal treatment and is eventually beaten to death for his refusal to betray his friends — made to represent an ideal of true Christianity. Enormously popular (it was the best-selling novel of the 19th century) and influential, it’s publication in 1852 was instrumental in bringing visibility to the cruel reality of slavery. In more recent years, it has come under considerable criticism for its portrayal of meekness and subservience and the phrase “Uncle Tom” is sometimes used as an epithet for someone seen as overly subservient.  Read more: Identifying first editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin


  • Bookseller: mclinhavenbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 0003858
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: no dust Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Thus Edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Nathaniel Cooke
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1853
  • Bookseller catalogs: Collectible Books;


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