The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): (or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself)

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): (or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself)

3.4 24
by Olaudah Equiano
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
The Interesting Narrative, published in 1789 to considerable acclaim, has been compared to Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and reviewed by Mary Wollstonecraft. Equiano's life and work took shape in an era of revolution—against slavery,See more details below

Overview

This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
The Interesting Narrative, published in 1789 to considerable acclaim, has been compared to Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and reviewed by Mary Wollstonecraft. Equiano's life and work took shape in an era of revolution—against slavery, against injustice, against tyranny. Moreover, Equiano's Narrative was deeply informed by the forces that have given the modern nation-state its present recognizable characteristics. Equiano effectively challenges concepts of Englishness as an absolute ethnic category. His narrative stands as one of the earliest written works of literature by an African of the diaspora, and is certainly one of the earliest works in Western history to combine the genres of spiritual autobiography, social protest, abolitionist tract, and travelogue in such a way as to mark him a significant commentator upon and a vocal critic of the ideals of the Enlightenment.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411468399
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,138,690
File size:
1 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >