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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2006 03:29 pm
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Howdy, bookaholics,

I read Uncle Tom's Cabin recently, for the first time since I was a little girl.  Now I can see why there was so much anger about it.

Although she never visited the slave states, she and her husband lived just across the Ohio River from Kentucky for several years.  There she saw firsthand what slavery was all about.  And eventually wrote her book in serial form.

It's still a powerful read after 150 years.  I'm glad I read it.


And yes, Classics Comics for the Odyssey.  Greek poetry in colored panels.  Well, that's better than not knowin' nuttin' about it at all, isn't it?

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