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Uncle Tom's Cabin by  George]  Harriet Beecher [Cruikshank - First Cruikshank Edition  - 1852 - from BOOX and

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher [Cruikshank, George]

Condition: Good/No Jacket

London: John Cassell, 1852. First Cruikshank Edition . Leather Bound. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. George Cruikshank. Fine frontispiece of author and Twenty-Seven Illustrations on wood by George Cruikshank. Good brown half-leather over black boards. Worn boards, front hinge starting, soiling, age toned, blank ffeps half-cut, previous owner name inside. 1852, 8vo, [5], iv-xxiii, [2], 2-391pp. [1], BAL 19518, Sabin 92470, Hildreth p. 8, "Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eludes the hired slave catchers and is aided by the underground railroad. Another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale and ultimately endures a martyr's death under the whips of Simon Legree's overseers.

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

  • Bookseller: BOOX CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 026188
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Author: Stowe, Harriet Beecher [Cruikshank, George]
  • Illustrator: George Cruikshank
  • Format/binding: Leather Bound
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Cruikshank Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Cassell
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1852
  • Pages: 391
  • Keywords: eliza harris, slavery shelby, kentucky, simon legree, uncle tom, anti-slavery, underground railroad,
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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