Twelve Years a Slave: Plus Five American Slave Narratives, Including Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Life of Josiah Henson, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Up From Slavery

Twelve Years a Slave: Plus Five American Slave Narratives, Including Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Life of Josiah Henson, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Up From Slavery

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by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Solomon Northup, harriet Jacobs
     
 

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

This exciting new release includes the complete text of "Twelve Years a Slave." Read the amazing story of Solomon Northup before (or after) you see the critically-acclaimed movie of 2013. But this collection doesn't stop there. It also includes:

--Complete, unabridged texts of the five additional works listed below, all…  See more details below

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TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

This exciting new release includes the complete text of "Twelve Years a Slave." Read the amazing story of Solomon Northup before (or after) you see the critically-acclaimed movie of 2013. But this collection doesn't stop there. It also includes:

--Complete, unabridged texts of the five additional works listed below, all well-known works about slavery in America
--An active table of contents for easy navigation to any book or chapter
--The original illustrations for "Twelve Years a Slave"
--Easy-to-use links to download unabridged audiobooks of four of the works from Librivox
--Well-formatted text with adjustable font and size
Below is a brief introduction to the six included works. (Excerpts from Wikipedia are used in the summaries.)

--Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana --
Author: Solomon Northup (July 1808 - c. 1864-1875)
Published: 1853

"Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup as told to David Wilson, is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War."

-- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave --
Author: Frederick Douglass (February 1818 - February 20, 1895)
Published: 1845
Audiobook available from Librivox, link included

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States."

-- The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself --
Author: Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 - May 5, 1883)
Published: 1849

"The Life of Josiah Henson is a slave narrative written by Josiah Henson, who would later become famous for being the basis of the character of Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. "

-- Uncle Tom's Cabin --
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 - July 1, 1896)
Published: 1852
Audiobook available from Librivox, link included

"Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe...Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible."

-- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl --
Author: Harriett Ann Jacobs, under the pen name Linda Brent (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897)
Published: 1861
Audiobook available from Librivox, link included

"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pen name "Linda Brent." It addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young women slaves faced on the plantations, and how these struggles were harsher than what men suffered as slaves."

-- Up From Slavery --
Author: Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915)
Published: 1901
Audiobook available from Librivox, link included

"Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his work to rise from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016360973
Publisher:
Aaron Kerr
Publication date:
03/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
117,397
File size:
2 MB

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Twelve Years a Slave: Plus Five American Slave Narratives, Including Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Life of Josiah He 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
goobysmootcher More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical since this epub compendium had no reviews but figured it would be worth a buck to try it out. I was mainly looking for the "12 Years" book but saw the others included. Formatting seems fine from what I have seen so far. I only read a few pages here and there but have seen no obvious errors.  Individual book chapters are linked for faster navigation. Book is readable in both the Android and ios versions of the Nook app, and it's actual text that can be adjusted (not photocopies of old books). Overall I'm unexpectedly happy with the purchase, and it is well worth the dollar I paid. 
Sbrant1 More than 1 year ago
Part thriller, part horror story, part anthropological look at the old South, this book is one of the best I've read in years. I was hesitant to read a book written in 1853 because I thought the language might be difficult, but Northrup's writing is not only accessible, its outstanding. He writes a gripping story that is hard to put down, and every word is true. He not only writes about his own experiences, he explores the culture and environment in the area he was held captive. I was amazed at the details of plantation life. The movie is outstanding, but like all movie/book combinations, the book is superior. I would recommend first watching the movie for the visuals and mood, then reading the book for the details. I bought this as an e-book for my Nook for just 99 cents. Don't miss this gem!
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So far I have only read Twelve Years A Slave . In this set of books. It is highly recommended. Learned must more then just seeing the movie.
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Allied with this clan
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Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book clearly demonstrates that some men/women are good and some men/women are not good. Slavery is wrong, and should never be condoned. Those that thought Negros were chattel were uninformed/misinformed, however that is what they believed. Even with wrong beliefs, men/women can be good/evil. Interesting period story.
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Bored