Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

by Harriet Beecher Stowe
     
 

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Stowe's second anti-slavery novel, the sequel to Uncle Tom's Cabin, is an essential primary text for students of literature and history. This vigorous and compulsively readable story, masterfully edited by Newman, combines thought-provoking themes, rich characterization, satire, and sentiment.

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Stowe's second anti-slavery novel, the sequel to Uncle Tom's Cabin, is an essential primary text for students of literature and history. This vigorous and compulsively readable story, masterfully edited by Newman, combines thought-provoking themes, rich characterization, satire, and sentiment.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A powerful novel and a compelling extension of Stowe's critique of slavery illuminated by Levine's judicious and helpful explanatory notes."
Gregg Crane, University of Michigan

"An excellent edition of an important book."
Elizabeth Ammons, Tufts University

"Inspired by a rare genius—rare in both intensity and in range of power."
George Eliot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140439045
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.72(h) x 1.16(d)

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From the Publisher
Inspired by a rare genius—rare in both intensity and in range of power.—George Eliot

A powerful novel mixing romance, slavery, and religion, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dred was a bestseller in its day and a compelling extension of Stowe's critique of slavery. Robert Levine's superb edition of this important antebellum novel contains a fine introduction describing Stowe's development as a writer and antislavery advocate, the slavery controversy of the 1850s, and the prominent figures and themes of the novel. The text of Stowe's novel is illuminated by Levine's judicious and helpful explanatory notes.—Gregg Crane, University of Michigan

An excellent edition of an important book. Robert Levine's introduction provides essential historical information about Dred Scott, Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, and John Brown and gives full credit to Harriet Beecher Stowe as a passionate, realistic political writer confronting the most volatile issue of her day.—Elizabeth Ammons, Tufts University

Provides another opportunity for scholars and students to learn how Stowe craft[ed] a second and even more radical novel. . . . Represent[s] the literary, political, and ethical tensions and uncertainties of its time.—Resources for American Literary Study

Meet the Author

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a novelist, essayist, and short-story writer best known for her first novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 14, 1811
Date of Death:
July 1, 1896
Place of Birth:
Litchfield, Connecticut
Place of Death:
Hartford, Connecticut
Education:
Homeschooled

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