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The New York Independent
(Jewett & Co. Advertisement)
20 May 1852

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN.

50,000 COPIES IN EIGHT WEEKS!

  A SALE unprecendented in the history of book-selling in America. On the 20th of March the first sale was made of the unparalled book, and in sixty days, 50,000 copies, making

100,000 Volumes, have been sold.

  Editors of Newspapers, Magazines, and even the staid Quarterlies, have vied with each other in their eulogistic notices. The ordinary style of book notices has been laid aside, and instead of puffs of half a finger's length, the press has sent forth column after column—literally hundreds of columns—of stronger and heartier commendations than were ever bestowed upon one book; and with well-nigh one voice, it has been pronounced to be:

The Greatest Book of its Kind

  ever issued from the American Press. In thrilling delineation of character, and power of description, it is without a rival; and will be read and re-read in every intelligent family in America, and produce an impression never yet made by any similar work.

  From a thousand notes we cull a line each from a few:

  We will frankly say that we know of no publication which promises to be more effective in the service of a holy, but perilous work than this.—Christian Examiner.

  A book over which 20,000 families are alternately crying and laughing, in spite of philosophy or dignity, within a month after its publication. * * * * In fact, among all classes of people, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is having, and is destined to have, a success and a circulation almost unexampled in our literature.—Rev. Mr. Huntington, in Unitarian Magazine.

  "Spread it round the world!" is the feeling which comes first, the instant, urgent, inevitable impulse, as one rises from the perusal of this fascinating book,—and, thank God! it bids fair to become as familiar as household words, East, West, North and South.—The Independent.

  It is a thrilling tale, exemplifying a masterly genius, and a profound knowledge of the human heart.—N. Y. Evangelist.

  The greatest work of its kind which has appeared in half a century.—Providence Mirror.

  These volumes will be read South as well as North, and find response in every honest heart. It is a work of most absorbing interest.—Albany Spectator.

  We wish to commend this tale to all with whom we have any influence, as one of the most admirable stories ever written.—Evening Traveller, Boston.

  This work exhibits the most consummate skill, and will be read by almost everybody.—Puritan Recorder, Boston.

  We welcome the work as amongst the most powerful agents that human genius has yet produced for the removal of the one fearful curse that rests upon our country.—Christian Register, Boston.

  We look upon the writing of this book as providential, and as the best missionary God has yet sent into the field.—Congregationalist, Boston.

  He who can read this greatest of all American Tales unmoved, must have been very successful in hardening his heart.—Barre Patriot.

  Price, 2 volumes, in cloth, $1.50; cloth, full gilt, $2.

  Published by JOHN P. JEWETT & CO., Boston, JEWETT, PROCTOR & WORTHINGTON., Cleveland, Ohio.

  And for sale by the principal booksellers in the country, and by canvassing agents.