Item #346647 Truth Stranger Than Fiction. Josiah Henson.
Truth Stranger Than Fiction
Truth Stranger Than Fiction
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The Model for ‘Uncle Tom’

Truth Stranger Than Fiction.

Boston: John P. Jewett, 1858.

Second Edition. With an Introduction by Mrs. H.B. Stowe. Engraved portrait frontispiece. xii, 212pp. 1 vols. 12mo. The Model for ‘Uncle Tom’. Original blind-stamped cloth, spine stamped and lettered in gilt, wear at top and tail of spine, a bit shaken with a few signatures partially sprung Dumond, p. 65; Sabin 31433. Item #346647

This second edition is vastly enlarged (by 136 pages) from the first of 1849. It was the original 76-page narrative which gave Harriet Beecher Stowe the inspiration for her character of “Uncle Tom.” In fact, the 3rd edition (London, 1876) was to be entitled “Uncle Tom’s Story of His Life,” and subtitled “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom 1789-1876.” Stowe has contributed a 2-page Preface for this edition.

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