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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&n Classics Hardcover)

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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:
New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
 
No book except perhaps Uncle Tom’s Cabin had as powerful an impact on the abolitionist movement as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. But while Stowe wrote about imaginary characters, Douglass’s book is a record of his own remarkable life.

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.

Synopsis:

Large format for easy reading. Classic work from one of the most prominent African-Americans of his time, and one of the most influential lecturers and authors in American history. Douglass was an African-American, born into slavery, who became an editor, orator, author, publisher, statesman and reformer. His most well-known work is his first autobiography which critics frequently attacked as inauthentic, not believing that a black man could have produced so eloquent a piece of literature. It was an immediate bestseller.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593083571
Author:
Douglass, Frederick
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Introduction:
O'Meally, Robert
Illustrator:
O'Meally, Robert
Illustrator:
O'Meally, Robert G.
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Slaves
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
126
Dimensions:
8.32x6.20x.70 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Large format for easy reading. Classic work from one of the most prominent African-Americans of his time, and one of the most influential lecturers and authors in American history. Douglass was an African-American, born into slavery, who became an editor, orator, author, publisher, statesman and reformer. His most well-known work is his first autobiography which critics frequently attacked as inauthentic, not believing that a black man could have produced so eloquent a piece of literature. It was an immediate bestseller.
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