Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

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  • Title: Twelve Years a Slave
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Category: Educational
  • Date: July 2012
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: ISBN: 9780143106708

 

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Now the foremost movement image that received the 2014 Academy Award for Finest Image, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, and directed by Steve McQueen Maybe the most effective written of all of the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of many darkest durations in American historical past. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of quick cash, then drugged and overwhelmed and bought into slavery. He spent the subsequent twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, Northup printed this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It turned a right away bestseller and as we speak is acknowledged for its uncommon perception and eloquence as one of many only a few portraits of American slavery produced by somebody as educated as Solomon Northup, or by somebody with the twin perspective of getting been each a free man and a slave. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the main writer of traditional literature within the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the most effective works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by award-winning translators

 

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