Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)
Dover Publications, 9780486284996, 96pp.
Publication Date: April 13, 1995
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Digital Audiobook (8/16/2009)
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.