Synopses & Reviews
The iconic abolitionist novel-in a striking new package
By exposing the extreme cruelties of slavery, Harriet Beecher Stowe explores society's failures and asks: "What is it to be a moral human being?" This is a powerful, triumphant work that is an essential part of the collective experience of the American people.
Arguably the most influential novel in American history, Uncle Tom's Cabin fanned the embers of the struggle between free states and slave states into the fire of the Civil War-and is as powerful and relevant today as when it was first published a century and a half ago.
In a nation divided on the slavery question, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' had the profound effect of defining and calling dramatic attention to the issues involved. Though a century had passed since the novel's first publication, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is curiously undated, surprisingly sophisticated, deeply moving.