The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings

The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings

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by Olaudah Equiano
     
 

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An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, Olaudah Equiano's Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, his ten years of labor on slave ships until he was

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An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, Olaudah Equiano's Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, his ten years of labor on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766, and his life afterward as a leading and respected figure in the antislavery movement in England. A spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment, and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics, and economics, The Interesting Narrative is a work of enduring literary and historical value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140434859
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) was a former slave who became an outspoken opponent of the slave trade.

Vincent Carretta is professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the editor of the Penguin Classics editions of the Complete Writings of Phillis Wheatley, Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African, and Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery and Other Writings by Ottobah Cugoano.

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Interesting Narrative and Other Writings 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very well written and should be used in high school for history class. I think that if more students and adults alike, read this book they would appreciate life a lot better.