Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Wordsworth Classics) by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Wordsworth Classics) by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Author), Dr Keith Carabine (Introduction, Series Editor)

Publisher : Wordsworth Editions

Paperback : 480 pages

ISBN-10 : 1840224029

ISBN-13 : 978-1840224023

 

Edited and with an Introduction and Notes by Dr Keith Carabine. University of Kent at Canterbury.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the most popular, influential and controversial book written by an American. Stowe’s rich, panoramic novel passionately dramatises why the whole of America is implicated in and responsible for the sin of slavery, and resoundingly concludes that only ‘repentance, justice and mercy’ will prevent the onset of ‘the wrath of Almighty God!’.

The novel gave such a terrific impetus to the crusade for the abolition of slavery that President Lincoln half-jokingly greeted Stowe as‘the little lady’ who started the great Civil War. As Keith Carabine argues in his lively and provocative Introduction, the novel immediately provoked a storm of competing and contradictory responses among Northern and Southern readers, moderate and radical abolitionist groups, blacks and women, with regard to issues of form, genre, politics, religion, race and gender, that are still of great interest because they anticipate the concerns that vex and divide modern readers and critical constituencies.

 

 

Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Or Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe  (Author)

Publisher : Applewood Books; Reprint edition (17 Oct. 2012)

Paperback : 316 pages

ISBN-10 : 1429093242

ISBN-13 : 978-1429093248

Reading age : 10 – 14 years

 

This illustrated young-readers edition of the great 1852 literary classic Uncle Tom’s Cabin was created especially for young readers more than 100 years ago. Today, people still request copies of this carefully-prepared juvenile version, which preserves all of the favorite characters, situations, and “lofty tone of benevolence and humanity” found in Stowe’s groundbreaking anti-slavery novel and makes it accessible for children.