Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook, 1st Edition

Edited by Debra J. Rosenthal


172 pages

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Paperback: 9780415234740
pub: 2003-09-25
Hardback: 9780415234733
pub: 2003-09-25

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First published in book form in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin quickly became a bestseller, recognised as a powerful contribution to anti-slavery debates. After more than 150 years, it remains one of the most widely discussed works of American literature. Debra Rosenthal:

*examines the life and career of Harriet Beecher Stowe

*sets the novel within its cultural contexts and reprints related documents from the period

*surveys criticism of the book from publication to the present

*reprints extracts from reviews and key critical texts

*annotates crucial passages from the novel, linking them to the contextual and critical materials included elsewhere in the sourcebook

*suggests directions for further reading.

Bringing together a wealth of material with clear critical commentary, Debra Rosenthal offers the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to study this crucial American novel.

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Routledge Guides to Literature

Routledge Guides to Literature are clear introductions to authors and texts most frequently studied by undergraduate students of literature. Each book explores texts, contexts and criticism, highlighting the critical views and contextual factors that students must consider in advanced studies of literary works.
Each guide presents a variety of approaches and interpretations, encouraging readers to think critically about 'standard' views and to make independent readings of literary texts. Alongside general guides to texts and authors, the series includes 'sourcebooks', which incorporate extracts from key contextual and critical materials as well as annotated passages from the primary text.
Some books in this series were originally published in the Routledge Literary Sourcebook series, edited by Duncan Wu, or the Complete Critical Guide to English Literature series, edited by Richard Bradford and Jan Jedrzjewski.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General