Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 126 pages
Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
Born a slave in 1818 on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass taught himself to read and write. In 1845, seven years after escaping to the North, he published Narrative, the first of three autobiographies. This book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors and the accomplishments of his early years--the daily, casual brutality of the white masters; his painful efforts to educate himself; his decision to find freedom or die; and his harrowing but successful escape.
An astonishing orator and a skillful writer, Douglass became a newspaper editor, a political activist, and an eloquent spokesperson for the civil rights of African Americans. He lived through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and the beginning of segregation. He was celebrated internationally as the leading black intellectual of his day, and his story still resonates in ours.
Robert O’Meally is Zora Neale Hurston Professor of Literature at Columbia University and the Director of Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies. He wrote the introduction and notes to the Barnes & Noble classics edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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Review: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (The Autobiographies #1)User Review - Richp - Goodreads
Skip the introduction, and read the book. It is short, which is a mercy given the grim subject. GR lists this as The Autobiographies, #1. Is everything a series these days? Read full review
Review: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (The Autobiographies #1)User Review - Corey - Goodreads
Chilling, difficult at times, makes you think. At least it should. And speaking of should, everyone should read this. Its short, give it a go! Read full review
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