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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. With a Sketch of The Life of the Reverend Josiah Henson, Generally Known as "Uncle Tom"

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. With a Sketch of The Life of the Reverend Josiah Henson, Generally Known as "Uncle Tom"

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1873 325 pages plus ads. All edges gilt. Volume 18 in the publisher's The Home Treasury Library. No date, but probably 1873. Tyler was a partner with Ward and Lock from 1865 to 1873, and the ads list as a new book "What Katy Did at School" by Susan Coolidge, which was published in 1873.. Illus. by Color and b&w plates. 8vo. First Thus. Decorated Brown Cloth. Very Good.

Synopsis

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. 

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On Mar 31 2020, a reader said:
Excellent book to gain empathy and insight into the enslaved pathos, struggle and plight! This book presents well designed ideas to ennoble and elivate the human race as brothers, and sisters of a common God, and Father of us all.

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book dealer
Wild Hills Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
005276
Title
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. With a Sketch of The Life of the Reverend Josiah Henson, Generally Known as "Uncle Tom"
Author
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Illustrator
Color and b&w plates
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ward, Lock, and Tyler
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1873
Size
8vo

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