Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Mirron Willis (Narrator)

12-29-09

22hrs

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12-29-09

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“One of the greatest productions of the human mind.” Leo Tolstoy

A BBC Pick of Stories That Shaped the World

Uncle Tom is a high-minded, devoutly Christian black slave to a kind family, the Shelbys. Beset by financial difficulties, the Shelbys sell Tom to a slave trader. Young George Shelby promises to someday redeem him. The story relates Uncle Tom’s trials, suffering, and religious fortitude.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, “a man of humanity,” as the first black hero in American fiction. Upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked, “So this is the little lady who started this new great war!” The novel became an overnight sensation and was hailed by Tolstoy as “one of the greatest productions of the human mind.” It remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work, exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward slavery and documenting in heart-rending detail the tragic breakup of black families.

Praise

“One of the greatest productions of the human mind.” Leo Tolstoy

“Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin…demonstrates that one can write something that changes the world and makes it a better place. She reinforces the concept that the root of evil is the abuse of power, and it is important for all of us to remember that. It’s why people bully. It’s why they rape, torture, and murder.” Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Belongs to the very short list of American books that helped create or consolidate a reform movement.” New York Times

“To expose oneself in maturity to Uncle Tom’s Cabin may…prove a startling experience.” Edmund Wilson, New York Times bestselling author

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the most powerful and enduring work of art ever written about American slavery.” Alfred Kazin, American writer and award-winning literary critic

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Language English
Release Day Dec 28, 2009
Release Date December 29, 2009
Release Date Machine 1262044800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Most Popular, Literature & Fiction
Author Bio
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the daughter of an outspoken religious leader, who raised her on devotional tales of Christian charity and brotherhood. When her father moved the family to Cincinnati, she had her first exposure to slavery and abolitionism, witnessing race riots, hearing the stories of runaway slaves, and aiding fugitive slaves from the South.

Narrator Bio
Mirron Willis

Mirron Willis—actor of film, stage, and television—is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2012 and a finalist for the Audie in 2015, as well as the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theatre, among others. He has recorded some 150 audiobooks, including the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott and My Song by Harry Belafonte. He resides and records audiobooks on his family’s historic ranch in East Texas.

Overview

A BBC Pick of Stories That Shaped the World

Uncle Tom is a high-minded, devoutly Christian black slave to a kind family, the Shelbys. Beset by financial difficulties, the Shelbys sell Tom to a slave trader. Young George Shelby promises to someday redeem him. The story relates Uncle Tom’s trials, suffering, and religious fortitude.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, “a man of humanity,” as the first black hero in American fiction. Upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked, “So this is the little lady who started this new great war!” The novel became an overnight sensation and was hailed by Tolstoy as “one of the greatest productions of the human mind.” It remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work, exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward slavery and documenting in heart-rending detail the tragic breakup of black families.

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