About narrative of the life of frederick douglass frederick douglass's dramatic autobiographical account of his early life as a slave in america born into a life of bondage, frederick douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. Narrative of frederick douglass, an american slave, by frederick douglass, is part of the barnes & noble classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Frederick douglass was a key figure in helping to secure the abolition of slavery in america - discover his narrative on the 150th anniversary of that event author description frederick douglass was born frederick augustus washington bailey to a slave woman and an unknown white man in either 1817 or 1818.
Date of first publication 1845 publisher american anti-slavery society narrator frederick douglass point of view douglass writes in the first person tone douglass's tone is generally straightforward and engaged, as befits a philosophical treatise or a political position paper. Resumen narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave narrative of the life of frederick douglass is a memoir on abolition written by frederick douglass it is held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the 19th century. Douglass is born on a huge slave plantation in rural maryland, one of hundreds of slaves when we think of slavery, we usually conjure up an image of the deep south, or the old south, places like.
In narrative of the life of frederick douglass, douglass recounts his experiences as a slave he details the horrors of growing up on a plantation, being subjected to extreme racism, and running. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave: written by himself study guide contains a biography of frederick douglass, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written by himself (boston: published at the anti-slavery office, 1845) [ at right, the frontispiece illustration to the first edition below left, the cover.
Read chapter 7 of narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave by frederick douglass the text begins: i lived in master hugh's family about seven years during this time, i succeeded in learning to read and write. Douglass's best-known work is his first autobiography narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written during his time in lynn, massachusetts and published in 1845 at the time, some skeptics questioned whether a black man could have produced such an eloquent piece of literature. The narrative of the life of frederick douglass: an american slave, including a preface by william lloyd garrison and a letter from wendell phillips, was published in 1845 its success was. Both a memoir and abolitionist statement, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave (1845) is considered one of the most important and influential writings of the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the united states the book details the events of douglass's life, documenting the cruel brutality and.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave w ritten by himself boston published at the anti-slavery office, no 25 cornhill 1845. Frederick douglass's autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, is widely regarded as a classic of american nineteenth-century history, of african-american studies, and of literature. - an american slave by frederick douglass, narrative of the life of frederick douglass introduction the narrative of the life of fredrick douglass can be referred to as a memoir and writing about the abolitionist movement of the life of a former slave, fredrick douglass.
Frederick douglass's narrative is basically an autobiography it's the story of his life from the time he was born a slave to the time of his escape to freedom in the north but it's also a piece with a strong political message when douglass wrote this book in 1845, slavery was still legal in much. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave & incidents in the life of a slave girl (modern library mass market paperbacks) 2004 by by (author) frederick douglass, by (author) harriet ann jacobs, introduction by laurance kwame anthony appiah. The text: douglass, frederick narrative of the life of frederick douglass an american slave, written by himself (1845) exemplar text vocabulary the plan which i adopted, and the one by which i was most successful, was that of. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave was published in 1845, less than seven years after douglass escaped from slavery the book was an instant success, selling 4,500 copies in the first four months.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass that was is a memoir by frederick douglass that was first published in 1845. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave: chapter 1 lyrics i was born in tuckahoe, near hillsborough, and about twelve miles from easton, in talbot county , maryland. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave frederick douglass during his time. • narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave by frederick douglass is published by penguin classics (£899) to order a copy for £764, go to bookshoptheguardiancom or.
In the life and times of frederick douglass, douglass describes lucretia as a kind woman who protected him from being beaten by aunt katy, another slave in his old age, douglass became a good friend of lucretia's daughter, amanda auld. Review of narrative of the life of frederick douglass , from new york tribune, 10 june 1845 editorial response to this title printed in the liberator , 12 december 1845 letter from frederick douglass to to william a white, july 30, 1846. If you are interested in learning about the life of a great man who rose above his birth as a slave and became one of the greatest literary figures in american history, the narrative of the life.