Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Compact Disc)

By Harriet Jacobs, Lisa Rene Pitts (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781452632537

Publication Date: June 30, 2011



Published in 1861, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiographical account of the author's experiences as a slave in nineteenth-century North Carolina, from her relatively happy childhood to the brutality she experienced as a teenager and young woman to her eventual escape to the North. One of the few slave narratives written by a woman, Jacobs's work deals frankly with the horrors of slavery, shedding light on the abuses female slaves in particular often endured at the hands of their masters. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a gripping, unflinchingly honest account of slavery, one that stands as an important counterpoint to male slave narratives by such authors as Frederick Douglass.

About the Author

Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897) was a slave in North Carolina who escaped to the North and wrote "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," an autobiographical account of her experiences.

Lisa Renee Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator. She won an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for excellence in narration for "Pushkin and the Queen of Spades" by Alice Randall.