New York Evangelist
New York: 29 June 1854



  THE MASTER'S HOUSE. A tale of Southern life, with this title, evidently from a source entitled to confidence, has been published, which will attract attention. It depicts slavery as it is, without passion, or distortion, and in those phases which familiarity with the South presents. The author is evidently a Southerner, yet an honest writer, and writes in a simple, yet deeply effective style. Its pictures of the "institution" are hardly as vivid as those of Uncle Tom's Cabin, but perhaps not less effective from their evident truth and freedom from exaggeration. It will make its mark upon the feeling of the times, and contribute not a little to a better understanding of a thing, with which we are having so much to do. (T. McElrath & Co.)