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Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (9 of 11)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 815,630 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 11
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unclel Tom's Cabin, 26 Jun 2012
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a fascinating story about slavery in the southern United States in the nineteenth century. The author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, was a fervent abolitionist and her book is a reflection of this passion. Uncle Tom is a well treated slave living in Kentucky where slavery had not yet been abolished. During the course of the book he is sold "down the river" and eventually becomes the slave of a cruel and vicious master. Christian love and sacrifice are prominent features of the story and there are some moments of pure sentimentality which, despite my best efforts not to so, made me cry! In our modern multi-cultural age some of the content is definitely not PC and therefore… Read more
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
5.0 out of 5 stars Vanity Fair, 26 Jun 2012
It is no accident that this book was extremely well received when it was written in the mid nineteenth century. It concerns two young women, nicely contrasted by Thackeray, one a pretty, meek girl and the other a calculating adventuress. Becky Sharp is portrayed here in a less than flattering light, but the reader somehow has sympathy with her. The real joy of the book, however, is Thackeray's writing, full or wit and satire and had me laughing throughout. I cannot recommend this book too highly.
God Keeps Sending Me Angels by Jayne Howard
God Keeps Sending Me Angels by Jayne Howard
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Many are interested in the supernatural and experiences recorded by people who claim actually to have had them are always fascinating. However, if these experiences are going to be delivered in book form for which one is asked to pay money, then I am sorry to say that this one is not up to the mark. Somehow this book has escaped the editing process by the publisher and the bad writing completely spoiled for me what could have been a most intriguing book of its genre. It would be unfair to condemn the book entirely and perhaps one might say the bad writing gave the whole thing a believable and authentic feel. I am not sure, however, that it is worth what I paid for it.

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