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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Harriet Beecher Stowe, a prolific writer best remembered today for Uncle Tom's Cabin, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811, into a prominent New England family. Her father, Lyman Beecher, was a well-known Congregational minister, and her brother Henry Ward Beecher became a distinguished preacher, orator, and lecturer. Like all the Beechers she grew up with a strong sense of wanting to improve humanity. At the age of thirteen Harriet Beecher enrolled in the Hartford Female Seminary and subsequently taught there until 1832, when the family moved to Cincinnati. In Ohio she was an instructor at a school founded... Read More

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The Modern Library Civil War Bookshelf 5-Book Bundle
Personal Memoirs, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Red Badge of Courage, Jefferson Davis: The Essential Writings, The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Written by Ulysses S. Grant, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln


Format: eBook, 3184 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 11, 2012
Price: $2.99

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Exam Copy
Uncle Tom's Cabin
or, Life among the Lowly
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Introduction by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $10.00

When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852, it became an international blockbuster, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone in its first year. Progressive for her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the earliest writers to offer a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery. Her stirring indictment... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover and a paperback.

Exam Copy
Uncle Tom's Cabin

Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe


Format: Hardcover, 536 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 18, 1995
Price: $24.00

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Exam Copy
Uncle Tom's Cabin

Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe


Format: Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 1, 1982
Price: $5.95

Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South.

Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man... Read more >
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $1.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

Uncle Tom's Cabin
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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