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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - 1853 - from A Different Chapter and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Condition: Fair/No Jacket


Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1853 Antique book with wear to the red leather cover, gilt decoration. Pages are loose, tanned with age. This is a book in need of restoration, but worth it. An early copy of this classic.

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; or, Life Among the Lowly




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