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Uncle Tom's Cabin - (Bantam Classics) by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Paperback)

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  • Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South.
  • About the Author: The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century.
  • 544 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics
  • Series Name: Bantam Classics

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About the Book



This 1852 novel provides a powerful, historical look at the treatment of slaves in the pre-Civil War South.



Book Synopsis



Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work -- exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward "the peculiar institution" and documenting, in heartrending detail, the tragic breakup of black Kentucky families "sold down the river." An immediate international sensation, Uncle Tom's Cabin sold 300,000 copies in the first year, was translated into thirty-seven languages, and has never gone out of print: its political impact was immense, its emotional influence immeasurable.



Review Quotes




"Uncle Tom's Cabin is the most powerful and enduring work of art ever written about American slavery."
--Alfred Kazin



About the Author



The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.92 Inches (H) x 4.28 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .56 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 544
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Bantam Classics
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 1982
TCIN: 11820845
UPC: 9780553212181
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1576
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 4.28 inches width x 6.92 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.56 pounds
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