New Essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin

New Essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Eric J. Sundquist
     
 

Increased interest in the role of women and minorities in establishing the canon of American literature has lead to renewed interest in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The essays in this volume set out to provide contemporary readers with a critical and historical interpretation of the novel that reflects the best of recent scholarship. In his introductin Eric J. Sundquist…  See more details below

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Increased interest in the role of women and minorities in establishing the canon of American literature has lead to renewed interest in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The essays in this volume set out to provide contemporary readers with a critical and historical interpretation of the novel that reflects the best of recent scholarship. In his introductin Eric J. Sundquist attempts to show that "Uncle Tom's Cabin" boldly takes issue with both proslavery arguments and prevailing prejudices among abolitionists, employing the forms of popular melodrama and heated rhetoric to carry its complex argument. The individual essays examine the influence of Stowe's novel on the characterization of women in the American novel and on later women writers, the role of women in the antislavery movement, the literary exchanges between Stowe and her contemporaries, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the tradition of the Gothic novel, and the characterizations of blacks in this novel and in later works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521302036
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1986
Series:
American Novel Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

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