Son of Mr. Shelby and Mrs. Shelby and devoted friend to Tom and the other slaves, George Shelby promises to bring Tom back to the Kentucky estate and writes to Tom in his absence. When George learns that Tom lives on Legree’s plantation, he goes there to visit, only to find that Tom is on the verge of death. At Tom’s deathbed he promises to work tirelessly to free those slaves his family owns. At the end of the novel he dedicates Uncle Tom’s cabin to the memory of his beloved friend.
The timeline below shows where the character George Shelby, Jr. appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: An Evening in Uncle Tom’s Cabin
...slave with a noble air. He practices his writing diligently and is tutored by “ Mas’r George ,” the thirteen-year-old son of George Shelby. As Tom perseveres at his lessons, Aunt Chloe... (full context)
Chapter 10: The Property is Carried Off
...plantations, Haley replies that he will try to get Tom a household position. Meanwhile, outside, Master George arrives and offers Tom a dollar, which Tom denies graciously, saying it is of no... (full context)
Chapter 21: Kentuck
Chapter 22: “The Grass Withereth—The Flowers Fadeth”
Chapter 41: The Young Master
Chapter 42: An Authentic Ghost Story
Cassy and Emmeline get onto a steamship heading upriver, and while on it run into George Shelby, Jr .. Madame de Thoux, a French lady, and her twelve-year-old daughter also meet Shelby, Jr.... (full context)