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    Uncle Tom's Cabin (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Harriet Beecher Stowe, Introduction and notes by Dr. Keith Carabine, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionUncle 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!'.


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    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harriet Beecher Stowe, Introduction and notes by Dr. Keith Carabine, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840224023
    ISBN 10: 1840224029

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ABM
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    DC21: 813.3
    BIC subject category V2: 2ABM
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Review text
    Librarians will dispute Miss White's contention that `boys and girls no longer read Uncle Tom's Cabin;` what cannot be disputed is the dismay with which they regard it, the difficulty they have in understanding it. To overcome the difficulties and `to heighten the effect,` she has cut references to terms `outside a young reader's knowledge and understanding` which she interprets to mean `vocabulary beyond the ten-to-fourteen level;` she has substituted indirect for direct discourse in some instances to achieve `a change of pace;` she has removed `old fashioned punctuation` (`they don't understand the semicolon at all`); she has eliminated some explanation of characters and description of surroundings, and `unessential religious commentary and interpolation;` she has simplified the opening of the story `with the object of capturing the reader from the start.` All this results in a version which is twenty percent shorter than the original and which is unquestionably easier to read. It is still the story of Uncle Tom (and Eliza and Topsy,) and it still is a moving document, but it is not Mrs. Stowe's book. Hopefully, librarians will have both on their shelves and offer readers an informed choice between the two. (Kirkus Reviews)