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Twelve Years a Slave : Film Tie-in Edition - Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave

Film Tie-in Edition

Paperback

Published: 5th December 2013
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A tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany the major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation.

About the Author

Solomon Northup was kidnapped into slavery in Washington, D.C. in 1841. Shortly after his escape, he published his memoirs to great acclaim and brought legal action against his abductors, though they were never persecuted. The details of his life thereafter are unknown, but he is believed to have died in Glen Falls, NY, around 1863.

I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank's diary, only published nearly a hundred years before -- Steve McQueen A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's "many thousands gone" who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation Saturday Review

ISBN: 9780141393827
ISBN-10: 0141393823
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 5th December 2013
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 19.9