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Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: J D Jackson
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Classics, Non-fiction
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Born into “the blessings of liberty in a free State,” Solomon Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Bayou Boeuf region of Louisiana’s Red River Valley. Twelve Years a Slave is the chronicle of his captivity at the mercy of sadistic plantation owner Edwin Epps, who tested Northup’s tenacity and self-control under the most brutal conditions. Until fate brought a Canadian abolitionist to Epps’s farm, Northup thought he would never draw another free breath.

To this day Northup’s harrowing memoir is recognized as the most reliable, accurate eyewitness account of the daily lives of slaves. As a significant historical reference, it is unsurpassed. As an authentic narrative of a man starved of his freedom, it is unforgettable.

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Revised edition: Previously published as Twelve Years a Slave, this edition of Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Amanda Mossman
  • 26-04-19

must read for everone

1st hand account life and times of slave in the south eye opening gut wrenching well written good storyline that was engaging the whole way through. I see why it's a classic walk away with a intiment knowledge of what life was like. makes my problems seem so insignificant