The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

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by Harriet Beecher Stowe
     
 

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. redefines Uncle Tom's Cabin with this seminal interpretation of the great American novel.
Declared worthless and dehumanizing by James Baldwin in 1949, Uncle Tom's Cabin has lacked literary credibility for fifty years. Now, in a ringing refutation of Baldwin, Henry Louis Gates Jr. demonstrates the literary transcendence of Harriet Beecher… See more details below

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. redefines Uncle Tom's Cabin with this seminal interpretation of the great American novel.
Declared worthless and dehumanizing by James Baldwin in 1949, Uncle Tom's Cabin has lacked literary credibility for fifty years. Now, in a ringing refutation of Baldwin, Henry Louis Gates Jr. demonstrates the literary transcendence of Harriet Beecher Stowe's masterpiece. Uncle Tom's Cabin, first published in 1852, galvanized the American public as no other work of fiction has ever done. The editors animate pre-Civil War life with rich insights into the lives of slaves, abolitionists, and the American reading public. Examining the lingering effects of the novel, they provide new insights into emerging race-relation, women's, gay, and gender issues. With reproductions of rare prints, posters, and photographs, this book is also one of the most thorough anthologies of Uncle Tom images up to the present day.

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Library Journal
Stowe's often-challenged novel gets the red-carpet treatment. This annotated version was edited by scholars Henry Louis Gates and Hollis Robbins, who also provide the introduction and notes. The text additionally is buttressed by 150 black-and-white illustrations and 32 pages of color artwork. One of the finest editions of this book to date. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393059465
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/13/2006
Series:
The Annotated Bks.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
318,168
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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