Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
39 Installments—Entirely free
Opening Lines (Experimental)
AN AMERICAN SLAVE. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of ...
Reviewed by sajdakota on Sep 13, 2011
A Must Read - Share with your Children
Amazing book - just wish it was much longer.
Reviewed by bangbay on Dec 28, 2010
I finished this book in four days because I couldn't put it down, so to speak. It's hard to believe that this book was written 165 years ago, because many of the themes he brought up - subjugation through brutality, ignorance, fraud and inhumanity - still ring true, and his prose style has aged well. (I'm assuming that this is the original text and hasn't been edited recently.)
Reviewed by Sunshiny on May 11, 2009
Put Yourself in a Slave's Place
This was a great book. It showed the horrors and terrorism the early American slave faced daily. Mr. Douglass was intelligent, learned to read, and perserved in gaining his freedom, but I'm not giving it all away. Do read this book. I advanced to two readings one day, I was so enthralled with his story.
Reviewed by kimbari on Feb 15, 2010
I started reading this because I considered it "required" reading, but the story (horrible though as it was) and the beauty of the prose soon pulled me in. The spirit of the man rang out in this writing. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to reading more.
Reviewed by Christiana on May 5, 2009
Heartfelt and powerful. Shocking, sad, tender. A stupendous read.
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