Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American SlaveBook - 2003
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RNarrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RFrederick Douglass&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, 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 &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R 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 appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RNo book except perhaps &&LI&&RUncle Tom''s Cabin&&L/I&&R had as powerful an impact on the abolitionist movement as &&LI&&RNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass&&L/I&&R. But while Stowe wrote about imaginary characters, Douglass''s book is a record of his own remarkable life. &&LP&&RBorn 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 &&LI&&RNarrative&&L/I&&R, 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. &&LP&&RAn 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.&&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RRobert O''Meally&&L/B&&R 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 &&LI&&RThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn&&L/I&&R.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, c2003.
Characteristics: 126 p. ;,21 cm.
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