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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN by  Harriet Beecher (Miguel COVARRUBIAS) STOWE - Hardcover - Signed - 1938 - from Charles Agvent and Biblio.co.uk

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

by STOWE, Harriet Beecher (Miguel COVARRUBIAS)

Condition: Spine pleasantly sunned. About Fine in a Very Good slipcase with some tape repairs


New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Spine pleasantly sunned. About Fine in a Very Good slipcase with some tape repairs. Miguel Covarrubias. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half brown morocco with morocco corners and marbled boards. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Copy #1377 of 1500 copies illustrated with 16 powerful lithographs drawn on the stone by Miguel Covarrubias and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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




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