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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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44 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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I chose the book because it was a great deal, and I figured this is a topic I could definitely stand to know more about; but I was surprised to find that Harriet Jacobs was a woman I felt I could relate to, regardless of the centuries and culture gap between us. She wri...
I chose the book because it was a great deal, and I figured this is a topic I could definitely stand to know more about; but I was surprised to find that Harriet Jacobs was a woman I felt I could relate to, regardless of the centuries and culture gap between us. She writes with passion and intelligence, and her revelations of the cruelty of the slave trade are tempered with anecdotes of familial love and the kindness of others who are sympathetic to the plight of the slaves. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl reads as easily as Jane Eyre and if you are interested in narratives involving slavery, women in the 1800's, or simply a story about someone who clings to the hope of a better life and will suffer almost anything to achieve it, this book is worth your time.

posted by sybil_rising on June 10, 2010

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7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

great book

i had to read this for class i would read it again for leisure. the only reason i dont give it more stars is because the way it is written is more autobiographical though she fictionalizes her name so as not to point at her identity directly. but this is a great book a...
i had to read this for class i would read it again for leisure. the only reason i dont give it more stars is because the way it is written is more autobiographical though she fictionalizes her name so as not to point at her identity directly. but this is a great book about the life of a slave girl, right up there with douglas. though douglas's is better.

posted by Anonymous on July 25, 2006

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    Boring

    I read another book of hers "memoirs of a slave girl" and found it hard to put down. I expected the same from this book but I became bored with this book and didn't even finish reading it.

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    Posted October 27, 2011

    Not bad

    Pretty good

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    ww

    never read it but sounds REALLY good so i will put it into consideration

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