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Uncle Tom's Cabin.

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Condition: Good


Boston:: John P. Jewett and Company,, 1853.. Cloth Hardcover. Good. 4to. 560 pp. Spine ends and corners are bumped and rubbed, lightly shaken, cloth at spine ends is beginning to detach, foxing to first five pages of text. Illustrative designs throughout. "This woman did not tell her that she made her head ache, but, on the contrary, she hugged her, and laughed, and cried, till her sanity was a thing to be doubted of; and when released from her, Eva flew from one to another, shaking hands and kissing in a way that Miss Ophelia afterwards declared faily turned her stomach."

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: Cellar Stories Bookstore US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 69473
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin.
  • Author: Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Format/binding: Cloth Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John P. Jewett and Company,
  • Place: Boston:
  • Date published: 1853.
  • Keywords: Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Toms Cabin


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