Book Cover of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass encompasses eleven chapters that recount Douglass's life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man. It contains two introductions by well-known white abolitionists: a preface by William Lloyd Garrison, and a letter by Wendell Phillips, both arguing for the veracity of the account and the literacy of its author.

Book Details

Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1845

Author

Frederick Douglass image

Frederick Douglass

United States

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Ma...

More on Frederick Douglass

Listen/Download Audiobook

Read by:
00:00
Playback Speed 1.0
00:00
  • Select Speed

Related books

Famous Impostors  Cover image

Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker

This book consists of short biographical sketches of a number of different historical imposters along with a chapter on hoaxes.

Autobiography of Madame Guyon Cover image

Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Madame Guyon

Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon) (April 13, 1648 - June 9, 1717) was a French mystic and one of the key advocat...

The Diary of a Dead Officer  Cover image

The Diary of a Dead Officer by Arthur Graeme West

The Diary of a Dead Officer brings together the private papers of Arthur Graeme West. First published posthumously in 1917, it presents a scathing pic...

My Larger Education Cover image

My Larger Education by Booker T. Washington

It provides a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most prominent African American educators and civil rights leaders of the late 19th and early 2...

The Private and Public Life of Abraham Lincoln Cover image

The Private and Public Life of Abraham Lincoln by Orville J. Victor

It is a biography that details the life of the 16th President of the United States. The book was first published in 1874 and has since become a well-k...

The Story of Abraham Lincoln Cover image

The Story of Abraham Lincoln by Mary A. Hamilton

In this biography for young adults, Mary A. Hamilton gives a British person’s perspective on the 16th President of the United States. A glowing tribut...

Ecce Homo Cover image

Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche

Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is is the last original book written by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche before his death in 1900. It was written i...

Sons and Lovers  Cover image

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers is a 1913 novel by the English writer D. H. Lawrence, originally published by Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd., London, and Mitchell...

Memoirs of Napoleon, Vol. 1  Cover image

Memoirs of Napoleon, Vol. 1 by Louis Bourrienne

The author and Napoleon become boyhood friends when they are eight years old in Corsica. They separate when Napoleon is transferred from the Military...

Florence Nightingale the Angel of the Crimea  Cover image

Florence Nightingale the Angel of the Crimea by Laura Richards

Florence Nightingale was an English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing training and theory. She significantly reduced dea...

Reviews for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

No reviews posted or approved, yet...