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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl : With "a True Tale of Slavery" (Paperback) (Harriet A. Jacobs &

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One of the central firsthand accounts of slavery in AmericaA haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she spent hiding in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her time, presenting a thoroughly feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children.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.
A recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseudonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this memoir, which culminates in the seven years she spent hiding in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs used the literary genres of her time, presenting a thoroughly feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children.
Now with an introduction by renowned historian Nell Irvin Painter, this edition also includes "A True Tale of Slavery," the brief memoir of Harriet Jacobs's brother, John S. Jacobs, originally published in a London periodical in 1861.
Number of Pages: 277.0
Genre: Literary Criticism, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: American / African-American
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs & John S. Jacobs
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2000
TCIN: 11486551
UPC: 9780140437959
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-9724

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