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Uncle Tom's Cabin. by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - 1853. - from Cellar Stories Bookstore (SKU: 69473)

Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin.

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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  • hardcover
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Boston:: John P. Jewett and Company,, 1853.. Cloth Hardcover. Good. 560 pp., 8vo. Cloth hardcover w/ gilt decorations & lettering. A.e.g. Board exposure, slight edgewear, discoloration & soiling. Chipping to spine ends, tear to front joint bottom edge. Spine ends and corners are bumped and rubbed, lightly cocked & shaken, cloth at spine ends is beginning to detach, foxing to first five pages of text. Slight scuffing to textblock edges. Sm pen numbers to ffep, slight foxing & soiling scattered throughout perfectly readable interior; more foxing to title pg. Illustrative designs throughout. Split hinges. Repaired & sturdy. "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."

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
Cellar Stories Bookstore US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
69473
Title
Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Author
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Format/binding
Cloth Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John P. Jewett and Company,
Place of Publication
Boston:
Date Published
1853.
Keywords
Stowe 19th century 1850s American historical slavery African-American fiction

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About Cellar Stories Bookstore

Cellar Stories has been buying and selling all types of books for over thirty years. We're the largest used and rare bookstore in the smallest state in the US. While we specialize in Rhode Island History, New England History, Art & Architecture, Modern First Editions, Poetry, and Mathematics, we have a stock of approximately 70,000 volumes covering all categories from vintage paperbacks, pulps and collectible ephemera to antiquarian volumes on many subjects.

Glossary

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
shaken
A hardcover in which the text block is loose, but still attached to the binding.
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not... [more]

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