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Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $13.00
  • September 2017
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-28378-5
  • 664 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe (Author), Elizabeth Ammons (Editor, Tufts University)


    “Elizabeth Ammons has produced a first-rate Norton Critical Edition with Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” —Mason I. Lowance, Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst  

    “I will definitely use this edition again. The critical materials at the end of the book helped my students to have informed, productive class discussions.”  —Heidi Oberholtzer Lee, University of Notre Dame

    This Norton Critical Edition includes:

    • The 1852 first book edition, accompanied by Elizabeth Ammons’s preface, note on the text, and explanatory annotations.
    • Twenty-two illustrations.
    • A rich selection of historical documents on slavery and abolitionism.
    • Seventeen critical reviews spanning more than 160 years.
    • A Chronology, A Brief Time Line of Slavery in America, and an updated Selected Bibliography.

    About the Series

    Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.



    · The original illustrations to the 1852 American edition
    · A selection of illustrations to the 1852 British edition
    · A wide array of advertisements about slave sales and escapes, plus a selection of abolitionist posters

    Historical Aids

    · A time line of slavery and a map of antebellum America
    · Several autobiographical accounts of slavery

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