Uncle Tom’s cabin, or, Life among the lowly

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ISBN: 9780140390032 Author: Stowe, Harriet Beecher Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 17th September 1981 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Pages: 629 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Describing the many trials and eventual escape to freedom of the long-suffering, good-hearted slave Uncle Tom, this novel intends to show how Christian love can overcome any human cruelty.

Published in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel was a powerful indictment of slavery in America. Describing the many trials and eventual escape to freedom of the long-suffering, good-hearted slave Uncle Tom, it aimed to show how Christian love can overcome any human cruelty. Uncle Tom’s Cabin has remained controversial to this day, seen as either a vital milestone in the anti-slavery cause or as a patronising stereotype of African-Americans, yet it played a crucial role in the eventual abolition of slavery and remains one of the most important American novels ever written.

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