Twelve Years a Slave

by Northup, Solomon
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Northup, Solomon Twelve Years a Slave
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Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong'o, and directed by Steve McQueen

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.

After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Contributors

Author:
Northup, Solomon

Further information

Illustrations Note:
illustrations
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
304
Media Type:
Softcover
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd (UK)

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
July 31, 2012
Package Dimensions:
0.194 x 0.128 x 0.022 m; 0.222 kg
GTIN:
09780143106708
DUIN:
TPI0A0I4L00
Manufacturer Part Number:
34553416
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