The author of the book: Harriet Beecher Stowe|
Format files: PDF, EPUB
The size of the: 412 KB
Edition: Barnes & Noble
Date of issue: 2/1/2005
Description of the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)":Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, is part of the Barnes &- Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of PDF Barnes &- Noble Classics:
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Nearly every young author dreams of writing a book that will literally change the world. A few have succeeded, and Harriet Beecher Stowe is such a marvel. Although the American anti-slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself, Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin ePub (1852) galvanized public opinion as nothing had before. The book sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 in its first year. Its vivid dramatization of slavery’s cruelties so aroused readers that it is said Abraham Lincoln told Stowe her work had been a catalyst for the PDF Civil War.
Today the novel is often labeled condescending, but its characters—Tom, Topsy, Little Eva, Eliza, and the evil Simon Legree—still have the power to move our hearts. Though “Uncle Tom” has become a synonym for a fawning black yes-man, Stowe’s Tom is actually American literature ePub’s first black hero, a man who suffers for refusing to obey his white oppressors. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a living, relevant story, passionate in its vivid depiction of the cruelest forms of injustice and inhumanity—and the courage it takes to fight against them.
Amanda Claybaugh is Assistant PDF Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.