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Uncle Tom's Cabin Or, Life among the Lowly

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ISBN-10: 0553212184

ISBN-13: 9780553212181

Edition: 1981 (Reprint)

Authors: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alfred Kazin

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Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work -- exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward "the peculiar institution" and documenting, in heartrending detail, the tragic breakup of black Kentucky families "sold down the river." An…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Alfred Kazin, a literary critic and professor of English literature, was born in Brooklyn on June 5, 1915. He was educated at City College and Columbia University. Kazin established his own critical reputation in the mid-1940s with On Native Grounds (1942), a study of American literature. His later work, Bright Book of American Life (1973), is both a recapitulation of modernism and an evaluation of American writers who have achieved prominence since 1945. Modernism, a favorite topic of Kazin, is in his view a literary revolution marked by spontaneity and individuality but lacking in precisely the mass culture appeal necessary to its survival. Contemporaries (1962) includes reflective essays…