CliffsNotes on Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

CliffsNotes on Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Mary Thornburg, Thomas Thornburg

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on Uncle Tom's Cabin, you discover Harriet Beecher Stowe's most memorable and socially relevant novel—a book that, when published in 1852, galvanized public opinion against slavery in a way never seen before. The story follows the lives of two slaves: Eliza, who escapes slavery with her son, and Tom, who must endure humiliation, abuse, and torture inflicted by his owners.

This study guide takes you though Eliza and Tom's journeys by providing summaries and commentaries on each chapter of the novel. Critical essays give you insight into the major themes of the novel, as well as the novel's structure and Gothic elements. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of the main characters
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • A section on the life and background of Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764586774
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 12/25/2000
Series: Cliffs Notes Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 229,136
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

Chapter I: In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity.

Chapters II and III: The Mother;
The Husband and Father.

Chapter IV: An Evening in Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Chapters V-VII: Showing the Feelings of Living Property on Changing Owners;
The Mother's Struggle.

Chapters VIII and IX: Eliza's Escape;
In Which It Appears That a Senator Is but a Man.

Chapter X: The Property Is Carried Off.

Chapters XI-XIV: In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind;
Select Incident of Lawful Trade;
The Quaker Settlement;

Chapters XV and XVI: Of Tom's New Master, and Various Other Matters;
Tom's Mistress and Her Opinions.

Chapter XVII: The Freeman's Defence.

Chapters XVIII-XXI: Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions;
Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions, Continued;

Chapters XXII-XXV: "The Grass Withereth—The Flower Fadeth";
The Little Evangelist.

Chapters XXVI-XXVIII: Death; "This Is the Last of Earth";

Chapters XXIX-XXXII: The Unprotected;
The Slave Warehouse;
The Middle Passage;
Dark Places.

Chapters XXXIII-XXXVI: Cassy;
The Quadroon's Story;
The Tokens;
Emmeline and Cassy.

Chapters XXXVII-XLI: Liberty;
The Victory;
The Stratagem;
The Martyr;
The Young Master.

Chapters XLII-XLV: An Authentic Ghost Story;
The Liberator;
Concluding Remarks.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.


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