Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly (Paperback)

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Bedford College Editions reprint enduring literary works in a handsome, readable, and affordable format. The text of each work is lightly but helpfully annotated. Prepared by eminent scholars and teachers, the editorial matter in each volume includes a chronology of the life of the author; an illustrated introduction to the contexts and major issues of the text in its time and ours; an annotated bibliography for further reading (contexts, criticism, and Internet resources); and a concise glossary of literary terms. This title is available in print or as a Bedford e-Book to Go.

About the Author


Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author and abolitionist. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, she was raised in a deeply religious family and educated in a seminary school run by her elder sister. In her adult life, Stowe married biblical scholar and abolitionist Calvin Ellis Stowe, who would later go on to work as Harriet s literary agent, and the two participated in the Underground Railroad by providing temporary refuge for escaped slaves travelling to the American North. Shortly before the outbreak of the American Civil War, Stowe published her most famous work, Uncle Tom s Cabin, a stark and sympathetic depiction of the desperate lives of African American slaves. The book went on to see unprecedented sales, and informed American and European attitudes towards abolition. In the years leading up to her death, suffering from dementia or Alzheimer s disease, Stowe is said to have begun re-writing Uncle Tom s Cabin, almost word-for-word, believing that she was writing the original manuscript once again. Stowe died in July 1, 1896 at the age of eighty-five.

Stephen Railton is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His previous books include "Fenimore Cooper: A Study of his Imagination" (1978) and "Authorship and Audience: Literary Performance in the American Renaissance "(1991). He is the creator of two major websites on "Uncle Tom's Cabin & American" Culture and "Mark Twain in His Times,"""
Product Details
ISBN: 9780312446512
ISBN-10: 0312446519
Publisher: Bedford Books
Publication Date: December 2006
Pages: 463
Language: English
Series: Bedford College Editions