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Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp / Edition 1

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp / Edition 1

by Harriet Beecher Stowe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807856857
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/27/2006
Edition description: 1
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Date of Birth:

June 14, 1811

Date of Death:

July 1, 1896

Place of Birth:

Litchfield, Connecticut

Place of Death:

Hartford, Connecticut



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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

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

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

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

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Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews. More than 1 year ago
Harriet Beecher Stowe is well known as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. It is too bad that her other tale, Dred, was not as well recognized, for Dred is a much stronger worker of art. Both novels' theme was antislavery. Stowe allowed the scenes of Dred to speak for themselves. Dred is a black revolutionary. The other lead character is the mistress of the slave plantation. The conflict between the races is cleverly demonstrated in this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book