Next is the the public's top 25 choices from the original 2012 list: Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand); To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee); The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain); Common Sense (Thomas Paine); Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly
(Harriet Beecher Stowe); The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay); The Jungle (Upton Sinclair); The Catcher in the Rye (J.
The crowd was convinced that Stowe had helped make this moment possible with her anti-slavery best-seller Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly
, published a decade earlier.
Accordingly, Gutjahr includes George Aiken's 1852 six-act drama Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly
Widely published in English in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin is subtitled A Tale of Life Among the Lowly
When we're shown life among the lowly
(those with, say, less than $150,000 annually) they're appalling, whether they're the fictional characters in "Roseanne" or "Married with Children" or the real-life working-class people who grace the stages of Jerry Springer and Queen Latifah's talk shows.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a fairly smart satire not just on the fools with swimming pools, but also on their ridiculous daydream that life among the lowly
would be any more fulfilling.