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Harriet Beecher Stowe takes England by storm - original London reports..

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April 30, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England (3-issue set): April 30, May 14, & June 25, 1853 

* Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Harriet Beecher Stowe, takes London by storm
* Illustrations include her portrait and an award given to honor her accomplishment

The first publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe, initially release in America, occurred in two volumes in March of 1852, with the London Edition following on its heals in May. The British response was astounding, and by the Fall of the year Stowe was a household name throughout London (see note below). This offering is for a 3-issue set from London, collectively covering her visit, her attendance at Stafford House, an award presentation held in her honor in London, and considerable details about her life. While the majority of the coverage is textual, her portrait and an image of her award are both included. It is nice to have this set of issues from a location in which she received such great notoriety.
Many additional prints (unrelated) are included. See images for details.
Each issue is complete in 16 pages and is in good overall condition.
Note: 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).

Category: Pre-Civil War