[DWJ] Classic books

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Wed Nov 4 12:10:59 EST 2009


On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 07:33:53 -0000, Jane Scarlett wrote:

>I haven't read this, but read Uncle Tom's Cabin about a year ago, and it was
>a real struggle.  Fascinating to see how much attitudes have changed,
>because I found it horribly patronising, characters mostly unbelievable,
>dreadful plot, mawkish sentiment.  Hard to reconcile the book with the
>impact it had at the time.  Has anyone else read it?

Yes, but about a million years ago.  Part of me wants to read it as an
adult, but the rest of me thinks that would be a bad idea.  Still...that it
was influential to/reflective of abolitionist thinking, and yet is what it
is...that's a curious thing.

Melissa Proffitt



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