Lit Wits classics group

The Lit Wits classics group will discuss Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Bantam, $5.95). 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 immediate international sensation, Uncle Tom's Cabin was translated into thirty-seven languages, and has never gone out of print: its political impact was immense, its emotional influence immeasurable.

Event date: 
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Uncle Tom's Cabin Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780553212181
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bantam Classics - December 1st, 1982