Frederick Douglas: The Narrative Of My Life is a journey through horror and hope. In this classic text of American literature and history, Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome the most terrible obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.
The Narrative Of My Life is admired today the world over for its extraordinary passion, sensitive and vivid descriptions and storytelling power. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in African-American history and the life of one of the country's most courageous and influential champions of civil rights.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1818-1895) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. His brilliant anti-slavery speeches were so fiercely intelligent, so startlingly eloquent, that many people didn't believe he had been a slave. To prove them wrong, Douglass decided to write his own story. His autobiographical narratives stunned the world, and have shocked, moved, and inspired readers ever since.