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ISBN13: 9780553212181
ISBN10: 0553212184
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This novel must be read in the context of its own time. Looking at the book from present-day eyes, it seems to contain, not characters, but caricatures. The characters in this book became larger than life over time and a series of emotions attached to them that were not intended in the beginning. Beautiful and poignant, Uncle Tom's Cabin changed history. Upon meeting the author, Abraham Lincoln said, "So you're the little lady who wrote the book that made this great war." She replied, "I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation."  While most of the book is painful to read, it is a sprawling story full of amazing characters and horrific events. It is a "slice-of-life" that we, as modern readers, can never truly understand, but it is well worth the uncomfortable reading in order to honor those who lived it.
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This 1852 novel provides a powerful, historical look at the treatment of slaves in the pre-Civil War South.

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I know that this book is quite old, but it is still applicable in so many ways. The storyline and themes stayed with me throughout the rest of 2011 as I read other books, magazines, and news articles. This was by far the best book I read in 2011.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212181
Introduction:
Kazin, Alfred
Author:
Kazin, Alfred
Author:
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Southern States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
RP-511
Publication Date:
19821231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.92x4.28x.90 in. .56 lbs.

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This novel must be read in the context of its own time. Looking at the book from present-day eyes, it seems to contain, not characters, but caricatures. The characters in this book became larger than life over time and a series of emotions attached to them that were not intended in the beginning. Beautiful and poignant, Uncle Tom's Cabin changed history. Upon meeting the author, Abraham Lincoln said, "So you're the little lady who wrote the book that made this great war." She replied, "I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation."  While most of the book is painful to read, it is a sprawling story full of amazing characters and horrific events. It is a "slice-of-life" that we, as modern readers, can never truly understand, but it is well worth the uncomfortable reading in order to honor those who lived it.

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