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Uncle Tom's Cabin (In Two Volumes) by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - 1852-01-01 - from SequiturBooks and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle Tom's Cabin (In Two Volumes)

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Condition: Acceptable


Jewett & Co, 1852-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 2 Volumes. Volume I Twenty-Five Thousand (5th printing), Volume II, Twentieth Thousand printing (4th printing). Geo. C. Rand & Co. on copyright page. Hardcover. Bound in publishers black cloth, Variant B binding. Gilt spine and emblem to boards. Binding shaken. Chipping and loss to spine. Volume II lacking spine. Spines cocked. Several leaves sprung in Volume I. Owners name to fep of Benjamin K. Phelps, American lawyer and politician from New York. Scattered foxing. S.W.A.F. BAL 19343; Wright 2401; PMM 332; Grolier American 100, 61; Sabin 92457
Multi-volume Set

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 (In Two Volumes)




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