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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - 1938 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press and Biblio.co.uk

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1938. quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, all edges marbled, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. tall 8vo. quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, all edges marbled, slipcase. (ii), 294, (4) pages. With an Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Illustrated with Sixteen Lithographs by Miguel Covarrubias. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Covarrubias (LEC 97). Printed for the Club by John Fass at the Harbor Press. Minor wear to slipcase with some water damage to spine only effecting the slipcase. Well preserved copy.

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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