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Uncle Tom's Cabin: or Life Among the Lowly by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1st Edition - 1852 - from THE BOOK VAULT (SKU: 000068)

Uncle Tom's Cabin: or Life Among the Lowly

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Uncle Tom's Cabin: or Life Among the Lowly

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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  • Hardcover
  • First
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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.

Synopsis

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. 

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On Mar 31 2020, a reader said:
Excellent book to gain empathy and insight into the enslaved pathos, struggle and plight! This book presents well designed ideas to ennoble and elivate the human race as brothers, and sisters of a common God, and Father of us all.

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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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