The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: Written by Himself

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: Written by Himself

by Frederick Douglass
     
 

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The story of his life from slavery to freedom to enlightenment, told through his eyes in 1881.

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The story of his life from slavery to freedom to enlightenment, told through his eyes in 1881.

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Publishers Weekly - Audio
Richard Allen pulls out all the stops in his narration of Douglass’s third autobiography, even singing—in a surprisingly rich and mellifluous voice—the spirituals transcribed by the author. This classic of 19th-century American literature chronicles a spirit awakened from the horrors of slavery and inspired to resist. Allen’s voice is a deep baritone, lending a natural dignity to the text he reads. He narrates in a singsong manner, the rhythm waxing and waning. And while this style is unexpected, it is successful. Douglass describes the abuses and degradations of slavery, and Allen does justice to the author’s words, often sounding like a preacher delivering a homily from the bible of the antislavery movement. (Feb.)
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"Richard Allen pulls out all the stops in his narration of Douglass's third autobiography, even singing - in a surprisingly rich and mellifluous voice - the spirituals transcribed by the author...lending a natural dignity to the text he reads...does justice to the author's words..." - Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611205091
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
1,418,889
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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