Uncle Tom's Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – 26 Aug 2005
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1. In Which the Reader is Introduced to a Man of Humanity. 2. The Mother. 3. The Husband and Father. 4. An Evening in Uncle Tom's Cabin. 5. Showing the Feelings of Living Property on Changing Owners. 6. Discovery. 7. The Mother's Struggle. 8. Eliza's Escape. 9. In Which it Appears That a Senator is But a Man. 10. The Property is Carried Off. 11. In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind. 12. Select Incident of Lawful Trade. 13. The Quaker Settlement. 14. Evangeline. 15. Of Tom's New Master, and Various Other Matters. 16. Tom's Mistress and Her Opinions. 17. The Freeman's Defence. 18. Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions. 19. Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions (Continued). 20. Topsy. 21. Kentuck 22. "The Grass Withereth ? The Flowers Fadeth." 23. Henrique. 24. Foreshadowings. 25. The Little Evangelist. 26. Death. 27. "This is the Last of Earth." 28. Reunion. 29. The Unprotected. 30. The Slave Warehouse. 31. The Middle Passage. 32. Dark Places. 33. Cassy. 34. The Quadroon's Story. 35. The Tokens. 36. Emmeline and Cassy. 37. Liberty. 38. The Victory. 39. The Stratagem. 40. The Martyr. 41. The Young Master. 42. An Authentic Ghost Story. 43. Results. 44. The Liberator. 45. Concluding Remarks. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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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. "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.
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`Well,' said the other, `there are also many considerate and humane men among planters.'
`Granted,' said the young man; `but, in my opinion, it is you considerate, humane men that are responsible for all the brutality and outrage wrought by these wretches; because, if it were not for your sanction and influence, the whole system could not keep foothold for an hour. If there were no planters except such as that one,' said he, pointing with his finger to Legree, who stood with his back to them, `the whole thing would go down like a millstone. It is your respectability and humanity that licenses and protects his brutality.'
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Uncle Tom's Cabin
I'm glad I did as it is one of the best books I've read in years. Like much of the best American literature there's an epic sense of scale - Scores of wonderfully rounded characters set in well described locations across a varied landscape. The storylines are wonderfully written and you'll find it difficult not to think about the book's themes when you have to put it down.
Although there are some god-fearing parts in the middle, these aren't too intrusive and merely add flavour to the period in which it was written. It should be noted that not all of the 'good' characters are christian.
Although the book is far from a one-sided rant against slavery (some of the most likeable characters are slave owners) it's easy to see how it was credited with starting the civil war. Anger wasn't an emotion I'd expected from this book, but I felt it in spades.
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