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Uncle Tom's Cabin: or Life Among the Lowly by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1st Edition - 1852 - from THE BOOK VAULT and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle Tom's Cabin: or Life Among the Lowly

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Condition: Good/No Jacket


John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852 Later printing of the First Edition ["Twenty-fifth Thousand"], 1852. 7.5 X 5". Bound [2 volumes in one] in mid-19th century marbled boards with leather corners and spine. Very heavy wear to boards, but binding seems sound. Old bookseller's sticker inside front cover. Some foxing throughout. First edition "points".. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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


  • Bookseller: THE BOOK VAULT US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000068
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin: or Life Among the Lowly
  • Author: Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852 Later printing of the First Edition ["Twenty-fifth Thousand"]
  • Date published: 1852
  • Keywords: STOWE, CIVIL WAR, SLAVERY, ABOLITION, AMERICAN HISTORY
  • Bookseller catalogs: Classics;


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