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Uncle Tom's Cabin

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"One of the greatest productions of the human mind". (Leo Tolstoy). When a Kentucky farmer faces financial ruin, he reluctantly sells his slaves, and ... Show synopsis

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  • Great book! May 9, 2014
    by James S

    A book everyone should read. Even President Lincoln had something good to say about this book.

  • Stereotyped? I say moving Aug 3, 2009
    by bookishwench

    Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novel was written witha specific purpose: to refute the common thinking of her time that slavery was acceptable because it was more often benficial than harmful.

    Stowe's many tales of slaves and slave-owners, good, bad and in-between, are woven together as their lives intermingle, and show plainly and fairly all sides of the question as they existed in her day. And bring the reader, while moved with compassion for the oppressed, to the ineveitable conclusion of the evil of the entire system.

    Themes of Christianity runeverywhere through the novel, giving hope to the victims and conviction to the oppressors, as well as to the silent observers.

    I couldn't get the images of hopelessness out of my mind long after putting the book down. I highly reccommend it, but caution the reader that the 'n-word' appears quite often.

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