An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new
supplementary materials 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. For more than sixty-
five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in
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award-winning translators.

Frederick Douglass—Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Sla

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