The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)

The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)

Olaudah Equiano


Completely revised and edited with an creation and notes by way of Vincent Carretta

An fascinating and infrequently terrifying event tale, in addition to an immense precursor to such well-known nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, Olaudah Equiano's The fascinating Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa on the age of ten, his provider because the slave of an officer within the British military, his ten years of work on slave ships until eventually he was once in a position to buy his freedom in 1766, and his existence later on as a number one and revered determine within the antislavery circulation in England. A lively autobiography, a story of non secular quest and success, and a worldly treatise on faith, politics, and economics, The fascinating Narrative is a piece of putting up with literary and old value.

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