The New York Times
Unsigned Notice
3 December 1852

  UNCLE TOM'S CABIN IN FRANCE.—An American gentleman, just arrived from Paris, writes concerning Uncle Tom's Cabin as follows:

  When I left Paris, five translations of Uncle Tom's Cabin were in progress: one by ALFRED MICHIELS, the well-known historian of Flemish art; one by the accomplished daughter of the author, EMILE SOTVESTRE; one by M. LEROY, a contributor to the progressist Reviews; and two others, by persons whose names I have forgotten. One edition is to be a cheap one, on the plan of the "four cent novels," embellished with wood cuts. The work is likely to create as great a sensation as elsewhere. Several of the reviewers have already noticed it at length—the Revue des Deux Mondes, the leading one in France, devotes thirty pages to it, and the Journal des Debats several columns.