Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)

Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)

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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" brought the searing realities of slavery into the nineteenth-century American home. The novel offers readers a portrait of a nation on the verge of disunion and a subtle examination of the relationship between race and nationalism that has always been at the heart of the American experience. This edition offers a wide array of appendices that clarify the novel's participation in antebellum debates about domesticity, colonization, abolitionism, and the law, and includes a section on dramatic adaptations of the novel.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 632 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • Broadview Press Ltd
  • Peterborough, Canada
  • English
  • Critical ed.
  • 1551118068
  • 9781551118062
  • 1,204,611

Review quote

"Christopher Diller's edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin is, without a doubt, a major contribution. By tracing the novel's critical reception and voracious consumption by a global audience for more than 150 years, Diller breathes new life into this best-selling text. Diller makes the work accessible to a variety of audiences: scholars; students in American Studies, history, and literature courses; and general readers who want to savor the emotive power of this American classic. He insightfully maps the reasons Stowe's masterpiece continues to be anchored in the American literary tradition, and the degree to which it continues to lie at the foundation of this tradition in the 21st century. This is a masterly treatment of an American master text." -- Wilfred D. Samuels, University of Utah "The Broadview Press edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin is a splendid addition to the scholarship on Stowe's iconic and controversial novel. Christopher Diller's superb introduction and imaginative selection of supporting materials provide a stimulating array of historical and literary contexts--and remind us of how alive this text remains." -- Joan D. Hedrick, Trinity College, author of Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life (Oxford University Press, 1994)

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Back cover copy

With its gripping plot and pungent dialogue, Uncle Tom's Cabin offers readers today a passionate portrait of a nation on the verge of disunion and a surprisingly subtle examination of the relationship between race and nationalism that has always been at the heart of the American experience. This Broadview edition is based upon the first American edition of the novel and reprints its original illustrations and preface. In addition, it reprints all of the prefaces that Stowe wrote for authorized European editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin, offers a wide array of appendices that clarify the novel's participation in antebellum debates about domesticity, colonization, abolitionism, and the law, and includes sections on dramatic adaptations of the novel.

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About Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe

Christopher G. Diller is Associate Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia.

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