World Literature

Harriet Beecher Stowe – Uncle Tom’s Cabin

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1852. After the publication of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, Southerners accused Stowe of misrepresenting slavery. In order to show that she had neither lied about slavery nor exaggerated the plight of enslaved people, she compiled “The Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. …

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Harry T. Willets – translator – In the First Circle

Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949. The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian diplomat who promises to deliver secrets about the nascent Soviet Atomic Bomb program. On that same day, a brilliant mathematician is locked away inside a Moscow prison that houses the country’s brightest minds. He and his …

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