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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" - Charles Dickens shares his thoughts...



Item # 652602

September 18, 1852

HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, September 18, 1852

* Charles Dickens' own publication
* His review of Harriet Beecher  Stowe's, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"


Most are aware "Uncle Tom's Cabin", upon its release, was embraced by abolitionists but enraged most of those from the South and Northern supporters of slavery. However, few are aware that it was exceeding popular in England - the first London edition appearing in May, 1852, which sold over 200,000 copies (an amazing number for the era). Only a few month's after its release, the renowned Charles Dickens weighed in with his own thoughts (coupled with those of Henry Morley) in the September 18, 1852 of his own publication, Household Words. It was the leading entry under the title, "NORTH AMERICAN SLAVERY," and absorbed over 10 columns of text. Not everything appearing in Household Words was penned by Dicken's, but Dicken's Journals Online provides a detailed analysis as to which portions were Dickens' and which were Morlay's. 

Great to have this early, contemporary review of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by such a notable and respected writer/thinker of the period.

This 24 page issue is in nice condition and measures 6 x 9 inches.

Note: This was a weekly journal which was conducted by Charles Dickens as noted in the masthead. This magazine has mainly literary reading (stories, poems etc.), some by Charles Dickens himself.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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