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    Description'I was born in Tuckahoe I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant.' Thus begins the autobiography of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) who was born into slavery in Maryland and after his escape to Massachusetts in 1838 became an ardent abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights. His Narrative, which became an instant bestseller on publication in 1845, describes his life as a slave, the cruelty he suffered at the hands of his masters, his struggle to educate himself and his fight for freedom. Passionately written, often using striking biblical imagery, the Narrative came to assume epic proportions as a founding anti-slavery text in which Douglass carefully crafted both his life story and his persona. This new edition examines Douglass, the man and the myth, his complex relationship with women and the enduring power of his book. It includes extracts from Douglass's primary sources and examples of his writing on women's rights. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frederick Douglass, Edited by Deborah E. McDowell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199539079
    ISBN 10: 0199539073
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
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    B&T General Subject: 170
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    DC22: 973.8092
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    DC22: 973.7092
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    B&T Approval Code: A16282400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C26102443
    LC classification: E449.D75 D686 2009
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, DNBH, NHK, DNBA, NHTS
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford