• "Its power is that it never makes light of slavery and its attendant vast misery"

    John Updike, New Yorker
  • "A century and a half since its publication, Uncle Tom's Cabin retains a fascination for Americans… it stoked a furious hostility among many Americans to the continuation of slavery in their own Southern states"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "The novel's impact was global… Among those who hailed it as a masterpiece were Ivan Turgenev, Victor Hugo, Leo Tolstoy and George Eliot"

    Gary Younge, Guardian
  • "Explosive"