Uncle Tomís Cabin or Life Among the Lowly (Canterbury Classics)
The story of a slave struggling to maintain his dignity during the pre-Civil War era, Uncle Tomís Cabin was published in 1852 to tremendous success. Since then, the book has received significant acclaim and invoked controversy. Many believe it was an important step on the road to the Civil War, but others feel it encouraged stereotypes still fought against today. Yet all can agree that Harriett Beecher Stoweís novel was been incredibly influential.
Following the slave Tom as he is bought and sold to one owner after another, as well as other slaves who escape to freedom with much difficulty, Uncle Tomís Cabin is a crucial part of our American history.
Category Description for Canterbury Classics
From the minute I saw these books, Iíve been in love with them. These beautifully bound versions of timeless literature feature colorful, heat burnished faux leather covers. The modern design features quotes from each story embossed into the cover and specially designed end papers. The smaller format (about 5.5Ē x 8Ē) makes them great travel companions Ė they even fit in my purse! Books are unabridged so they vary in length from 200 to 600 pages. Because of their similar size and durable feel, they look great on a bookshelf and would make a great foundation for your personal library. They would also make a great gift for your eager reader. Iíve already purchased a few and plan to order many more. Ė Laura