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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

1. Chapter 01
2. Chapter 02
3. Chapter 03
4. Chapter 04
5. Chapter 05
6. Chapter 06
7. Chapter 07
8. Chapter 08
9. Chapter 09
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23
24. Chapter 24
25. Chapter 25
26. Chapter 26
27. Chapter 27
28. Chapter 28
29. Chapter 29
30. Chapter 30
31. Chapter 31
32. Chapter 32
33. Chapter 33
34. Chapter 34
35. Chapter 35
36. Chapter 36
37. Chapter 37
38. Chapter 38
39. Chapter 39
40. Chapter 40
41. Chapter 41
42. Chapter 42
43. Chapter 43
44. Chapter 44
45. Chapter 45

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the most controversial novels of the last century, with it’s sentimental portrayal of the anti-slavery movement in the USA. Written in 1852, the novel instantly rose to fame and split Americans up and down the country. Stowe was a passionate abolitionist and was inspired to write Uncle Tom when she spent time in Cincinnati in the early part of the 18th century. She met many slaves who had escaped from Kentucky and was touched by the friendships she built. It was with this sentiment that the novel was born and the deep empathy Stowe had for slaves is evident throughout. As you would expect, the book was hugely provocative with pro-slavery supporters outraged by the negative portrayal of masters within the slave trade. It was said to be so incendiary that Abraham Lincoln claimed Stowe to be "the little lady who started this great war". It is not clear if that quote is genuine but the hype Stowe created both before and after the civil war is definitely real. The novel follows the story of long suffering slave Tom and mother and son duo Eliza and Harry. Whilst Tom is sold down the river by his master, Eliza and her son manage to escape the clutches of slavery. There is no doubt in the genuineness of Howe’s wish to uncover the slave trade for all of its sins. Pleasingly the book ends with an optimistic outlook, one that shook the government at the time and one sure to shake you.


Biased Perspective

- Really well read...

A wonderful story and a wonderful reader. A must listen that kept me captivated.

Peter Boswell

- Uncle Tom's Cabin

Very good narrator. A story that should make us stop and think how many similar values, good and bad still exist today.


The reader was excellent. Great narration

Odile-September 11 2019

- Uncle Tom's Cabin

I really enjoyed the book. Beautifully read made me cry


- Uncle Tom's Cabin

Lovely book. very captivating. Not just a book to some of us anyway.

John Greenman

- Reader’s name

Due to an unfortunate oversight, the reader’s name (John Greenman) was not included


- Who is this reader?

Excellent. If the name was given, Id listen to all his audio books.


- Uncle Tom's Cabin

Excellent book. Excellently narrated. Wished his name was given, I'd like to listen to other books read by him.


- more tripe

HBS never even visited the South so she had no knowledge of her subject matter. This is just a made up story about the "poor" maligned slaves. This kind of thing never happened - it is just made up drama. Read real history and find out the truth.


- Uncle Tom’s Cabin

I really enjoyed this book! The narrator did an excellent job in portraying the many characters. This was one of the best audiobooks I’ve listened to, in part due to the excellent reading of the narrator.