The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin
W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - 480 pages
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. 2-color throughout; 32 pages of color illustrations, 150 black-and-white illustrations.
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StoweÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½s 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 ... Read full review
One of the best books I have ever read. Ms. Stowe is a powerful and skilled author, portraying the beauty of the human spirit in the midst of a world of suffering. I would recommend this book to any who has the patience to work his way through the dialogue and admitted lack of pithiness, to anyone wanting a good read with relatable characters, inspiring stories, and a little history thrown in.