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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Wordsworth Classics)

ISBN13: 9781840224023
ISBN: 1840224029
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $5.99
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Published Date:
Pages: 480
Average Goodreads rating: 3.87/5 (40 ratings)

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Although the American anti-slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself, Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) galvanized public opinion as nothing had before. The book sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 in its first year. Its vivid dramatization of slavery's cruelties so aroused readers that is said that Abraham Lincoln told Stowe her work had been a catalyst for the Civil War.

Today the novel is often labeled condescending, but its characters still have the power to move our hearts. Stowe's Tom is actually American literature's first black hero, a man who suffers for refusing to obey his white oppressors. Uncle Tom's Cabin is a living, relevant story, passionate in its vivid depiction of the cruelest forms of injustice—and the courage it takes to fight against them.

Introduction and Notes by Amanda Claybaugh.