Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly (Paperback)
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Easily the most controversial antislavery novel written in antebellum America, and one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century, "Uncle Tom s Cabin" is often credited with intensifying the sectional conflict that led to the Civil War. In his introduction, David Bromwich places Harriet Beecher Stowe s novel in its Victorian contexts and reminds us why it is an enduring work of literary and moral imagination. The John Harvard Library text follows the first American edition, published by John P. Jewett & Company.
About the Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) published her first book, The Mayflower, in 1843. In 1852 she published her bestselling classic, Uncle Tom s Cabin, the first novel to criticize the institution of slavery. She lectured and wrote for twenty-five years.
David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University. His many books include "A Choice of Inheritance," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and "Skeptical Music," winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. His writings appear regularly in the "New York Review of Books," the "London Review of Books," Raritan, and other publications.