Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

By Frederick Douglass

Dover Publications, 9780486284996, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 1995

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/16/2009)
Paperback (1/4/2020)
Paperback (2/23/2012)
Paperback (8/16/2018)
Paperback (12/1/2008)
Paperback (7/14/2019)
Paperback (11/29/2013)

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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.
In this, the first and most frequently read of his three autobiographies, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom.
Published in 1845 to quell doubts about his origins -- since few slaves of that period could write -- the Narrative is admired today for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of one of the country's most courageous and influential champions of civil rights.