Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
Through the publication of her bestseller Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe became one of the most internationally famous and important authors in nineteenth-century America. Today, her reputation is more complex, and Uncle Tom's Cabin has been debated and analysed in many different ways. This book provides a summary of Stowe's life and her long career as a professional author, as well as an overview of her writings in several different genres. Synthesizing scholarship from a range of perspectives, the book positions Stowe's work within the larger framework of nineteenth-century culture and attitudes about race, slavery and the role of women in society. Sarah Robbins also offers reading suggestions for further study. This introduction provides students of Stowe with a richly informed and accessible introduction to this fascinating author.Read more
- Explores the context of Uncle Tom's Cabin but also covers Stowe's other, lesser known works
- Synthesises major scholarship on Stowe for a student reader coming to Stowe for the first time
- Explains the controversies surrounding Uncle Tom's Cabin and race
Reviews & endorsements
"Robbin's text surpasses other introductory resources in its combination of depth and accessibility and in its commitment to making legible, for an audience of nonspecialists, the larger problems and implications of Stowe's work."
Nancy F. Sweet, The New England Quarterly
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: March 2007
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521671538
- length: 154 pages
- dimensions: 227 x 151 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.266kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. Cultural contexts
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×