Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!
Uncle Tom's Cabin opens with a Kentucky farmer named Arthur Shelby facing the loss of his farm because of debts. Even though he and his wife, Emily Shelby, believe that they have a benevolent relationship with their slaves, Shelby decides to raise the needed funds by selling two of them - Uncle Tom, a middle-aged man with a wife and children, and Harry, the son of Emily Shelby's maid Eliza - to a slave trader.
Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day". A thrilling and important piece of American literature!
"Good story, but hard to keep my attention span"
Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eluding the hired slave catchers. Aided by the Underground Railroad, Quakers, and others opposed to the Fugitive Slave Act, Eliza, her son, and her husband George run toward Canada.
"great american classic"
Uncle Tom's Cabin is centered on the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters - both fellow slaves and slave owners - revolve. This emotional novel portrays the reality of slavery while also stressing that Christian love can defeat something as damaging as enslavement of fellow human beings. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling book in the 19th century, and second best-selling following the Bible.
"The Narrator's Performance is AMAZING!"
The narrow escape of Eliza, the brutality of Simon Legree, the sweetness of little Eva and the kindness and faith of Uncle Tom are all part of this inspiring novel. This audiobook contributed significantly to the arousal of anti-slavery sentiment before the Civil War and helped to pave the way for civility and equal rights. Please be advised that this audiobook contains racial epithets of the period that may be offensive to some of today's listeners.
Uncle Tom is a high-minded, devoutly Christian black slave to a kind family, the Shelbys. But 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.
"The beginning of the end of slavery"
This intensely dramatic and moving novel has remained a best-selling classic since it was first published in 1852. The slaves Eliza and George make a desperate bid to escape to Canada, while Uncle Tom is sold to two successive and very different owners. Abraham Lincoln himself acknowledged the role played by this seminal text in the Civil War, the aim of which was (in part) to emancipate the slaves of the southern states.
"Stowe's contribution to History"
"So this is the little lady that made the big war." The authenticity of Lincoln's words have been questioned, but there is no question that the work fueled the passion and prejudices of countless numbers. It is a work of overwhelming power and persuasions which has outlived even the most severe critics. Notwithstanding its contribution to the abolitionist movement, the book offers a balanced treatment; there is admiration for the best of Southern gentility and the villain is a Vermonter.
In debt, Kentucky farmer Arthur Shelby reluctantly decides to trade two of his slaves. The two, middle-aged Uncle Tom and young Harry, are to be sold to Mr. Haley, a detestable slave trader. Eliza, Harry's mother and Mrs. Shelby's maid, overhears the details of the arraignment, warns Uncle Tom, and flees with Harry to the north. Eliza and Harry barely make it across the Ohio River before slave catchers can catch up with them. On the run, Eliza and her family seek shelter and safety.
Painstakingly based upon the classic 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe re-tells the story to allow young readers a glimpse into the darker side of American history. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best selling novel of the 1800s and had an enormous influence in gallvanizing public opinion against slavery. Uncle Tom's Cabin is the story of two slaves who's master must sell them to settle his debts. Uncle Tom is sold "down the river", away from his wife and children, and Eliza decides to escape.
Catch the holiday spirit with this magical collection of beloved Christmas tales. Christmas favorites from L.M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Anderson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte and Anthony Trollope are lovingly recorded and presented here in one enchanting volume.
"Dark Christmas Tales"
First published in 1859, and set in 18th-century Newport, Rhode Island, The Minister's Wooing is a historical novel and domestic comedy that satirizes Calvinism, celebrating its intellectual and moral integrity while critiquing its rigid theology. Mary Scudder lives with her widowed mother in a modest middle-class home. Dr. Hopkins, a Calvinist minister who boards with them, is dedicated to helping the slaves arriving at Newport and calls for the abolition of slavery.
"Wonderful book, lousy narrator"
La previsione dell’autrice di un futuro presidente di colore degli Stati Uniti ha visto la sua realizzazione: il libro acquista così, ancora di più, il sapore del riscatto di generazioni oppresse dalla schiavitù. Valori come fratellanza e fede pervadono il libro, più che mai attuale nel mondo della globalizzazione.Adatto a: tutti, in particolare: a tutti coloro che hanno sempre voluto accostarsi ad un grande classico della cultura americana e non ne hanno mai avuto l’occasione.
From the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin comes the short tale about a grown-up girl named Mary who finds good company with her cousin, William - until the townspeople get to talking....
Die Titelfigur "Onkel Tom" ist ein Sklave in Kentucky, der von seinem Besitzer Mr. Shelby aus Finanznot verkauft wird und nach dem überraschenden Tod seines zweiten Herrn, der ihn freilassen wollte, in die Hände eines brutalen Plantagenbesitzers gerät, der ihn zu Tode misshandelt, da er sich nicht beugt und seinen Idealen treu bleibt. Mr. Shelbys Sohn George versucht nach dem Tod seines Vaters vergeblich, das Tom gegebene Versprechen, ihn zurückzukaufen, einzulösen. Er kann ihn aber nur begraben mit dem Versprechen, gut für seine Familie zu sorgen.
Der Roman schildert das Schicksal einer Reihe von afroamerikanischen Sklaven und ihrer jeweiligen Besitzer in den vierziger Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts in den USA...
This is one of several classic short stories written by acclaimed author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Almost fable-like, this story follows a chicken couple who became parents to a brood of ducks. The trouble arrives when no one initially realizes the baby fowl are not actually chickens. Even the coop doctor passes along an outrageous remedy that adds humor to this delightful tale.
Onkel Tom und seine Familie haben es besser getroffen als viele andere Sklaven, sie haben einen guten Herrn. Doch als dieser aus finanzieller Not Tom eines Tages verkaufen muss, beginnt für den Schwarzen einlanger Leidensweg. Schließlich macht sich Robert, der Sohn seines damaligen Herrn, auf die Suche nach Tom.
A seaside summer visit allowed the narrator to encounter a very special bird. This delightful story brings a winged hero to life and allows us to care deeply for the things that "Hum" encounters. Welcome to a delightful vacation and the gentle observations made in an unhurried time. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.