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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (71,386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe Narrator: Mirron Willis Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781455195886
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 2/14/2014

    " A classic for all to read, love, and cry over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elsie | 2/6/2014

    " An amazing book!!! My mom forced me to read it when I was very young and I didn't understand a thing at that time. Luckily I decided to give it a try again. Honestly, I like George and Eliza, Cassy more than Uncle Tom, although I am more interested in Uncle Tom's happenings. I admire people who can fight for their lives, their love. I am not Christian so I am not very tuned to Uncle Tom's love of the infinite God. At the end, his love of God couldn't change Legree anyway... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 1/25/2014

    " Must read for everyone over the age of 15 (depending on maturity) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jr | 1/22/2014

    " Other than The Bible, the greatest book ever written. Name another book that provides a gripping narrative, an easy read, and huge impact on human society all at once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/6/2014

    " WOW!!! As sensitive as the subject matter is, this is a must read book. The emotional roller coaster that you are on through every page is handsomely rewarded. If you have not read this book for fear of the truth it may tell I can only say please set that aside and read this book. You will rejoice and mourn, cry and laugh. Deserves more than 5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 P R | 12/26/2013

    " I saw the world in a new light after reading this book for the first time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 9/16/2013

    " I read the annotated version which helps us understand the language and period of time, though it is a much longer book. One of those must read books that once you finish you appreciate Stowe's life and LOVE the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 9/9/2013

    " everyone should read this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 8/21/2013

    " I give it 5 stars for the way it made me FEEL. The writing and a bit overblown story telling is more like a 4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda Peev | 6/22/2013

    " A really touching and worth-reading book, especially for those who, unfortunately, still live with the ideas of the 19th-century U.S. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry Harmon | 2/28/2013

    " interesting perspective on slavery. never remember reading when I was younger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mezzogal Goh | 2/21/2013

    " can't believe i haven't read this book until now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Moffett | 1/28/2013

    " It was a bit preachy, a little naive about the character of Africans and Liberia. However, I can see why it had a great impact on Americans. Uncle Tom is a strong, truly good person who triumphs over evil. Yea goodness over evil!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tk | 10/7/2012

    " This novel has become one of my all-time favorites! Can't wait to read it again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jade | 8/17/2012

    " I actually didn't finish this. About the 8th page in and the 5th use of the "n" word I gave up. I'm not going to do that to myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice | 8/9/2012

    " Thought provoking, well-written, heart-wrenching, and at times appealingly light-hearted. I love books that show a strong moral example in the midst of injustice and make me want to be a better person. What a brave and talented author... Hard to believe this was written more than 150 years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 8/8/2012

    " This novel is for sure a surprise to me. I thought it was going to be long drawn out and boring, but it actually held my interest from beginning to end. The very last chapter was a little disappointing considering the rest of it was quite good. I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/29/2012

    " A heart warming story about all aspects of the American slave trade that is also desperately sad in places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 8/19/2011

    " Interesting story. Decent insight into the times. But a very hard read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 6/23/2011

    " I loved this book. Tom becomes bit by bit what we all must become and that is like the Savior. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Luke | 5/22/2011

    " This book, in my opinion, is only important as a piece of history—the first protest novel, important for helping to foment the Civil War, also an important documentation of the cruel practices of slavery, etc. As literature, it's garbage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/20/2011

    " I think I may have read this before...but good read none-the-less! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sumyia | 5/19/2011

    " An interesting book about the history of African Americans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 karish.soliven | 5/14/2011

    " I'm still searching for these book in bookstore. I want the old one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 5/14/2011

    " The ending is so sad but it makes you feel good about the way everything turned out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marikka | 5/12/2011

    " Once I got about 80 pages in, I got used to the language and was drawn into the story. Heartfelt and worth reading, some xxx years after it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/8/2011

    " This was a very good book. It was hard to read(the ebonics are hard to read for me) but I am glad that I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Silpa | 5/7/2011

    " One of the beautiful book i ever read in my life.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/5/2011

    " I started this book about 2.5 years ago! I keep it in my car, so I only read it when I am stuck in traffic or at a long red light. "

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