- Series: Bantam Classics
- Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Classics; Reissue edition (January 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553212184
- ISBN-13: 978-0553212181
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,763 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bantam Classics) Reissue Edition
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I would not recommend this book to those who are quickly angered by racial slurs or degradation of any kind. I think one of the most difficult things for readers in the present will be remembering that for the time period of this book, that the language used was part of the culture.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to feel enlightened and full of hope, despite the hardship you must follow in order to feel them. Uncle Tom himself is a beacon of true light and he honestly made me want be a better person. This book is smart, real and oddly uplifting. Because of some of the language used, I only recommend this to readers 15 and up.
You will not regret reading this truly heart wrenching and yet, inspiring story.
Historical, provocative (sad, anger, hope, challenging). Make sure you have a dictionary close by.