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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Jun 06, 10

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Recommended for: everyone
Read in June, 2010

I wasn't forced to read this in school, but I wish I had been; I'm kind of horrified that I might have gone through life without reading it. It's incredible - as a piece of history, as a story, and most of all as an examination of morality. I could not put it down. Despite having been an English major, it's pretty rare that want to go round up scholarly articles on a book on my own time, but with this one I do - there is so much to talk about in there.

More than anything, it's a bold and unrelenting call-out of people who claim to be Christians, but go on doing or approving of terrible things. In that sense it's extremely relevant today - and not just to Christians, but to anyone who claims to be a "good person." It does a very good (and very sympathetic, I think) job of describing human weakness, struggles, and excuses.
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