Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

byFrederick DouglassEditorIra DworkinIntroduction byIra Dworkin

March 16, 2021|
Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials

A Penguin Vitae Edition


The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838, how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and driver, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In addition to Douglass’s classic autobiography, this new edition also includes his most famous speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and his only known work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, which was written, in part, as a response to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Penguin Classics presents Penguin Vitae, loosely translated as “Penguin of one’s life,” a deluxe hardcover series featuring a dynamic landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction that has shaped the course of our readers'' lives. Penguin Vitae invites readers to find themselves in a diverse world of storytellers, with beautifully designed classic editions of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality.
Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was an antislavery lecturer, a journalist, a writer and publisher, and the bestselling author of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, followed by My Bondage and My Freedom, and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.Ira Dworkin is the associate director of the Prince Alwalee...
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Title:Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.74 in
Published:March 16, 2021
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143134411

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