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    Twelve Years a Slave (Paperback) By (author) Solomon Northup

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    DescriptionThis is an official tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany Steve McQueen's major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Quvenzhane Wallis. Solomon Northup is a free man, living in New York. Then he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Drugged, beaten, given a new name and transported away from his wife and children to a Louisiana cotton plantation, Solomon will die if he reveals his true identity. This is the searing true story of his twelve years as a slave: the endless brutality, daily humiliations and constant fear, but also the small ways in which he and his fellow men try to survive. Twelve Years a Slave is a unique, unflinching record of slavery from the inside, and the incredible account of one man whose life was ripped from him - and who fought to get it back. "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's "many thousands gone" who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation". (Saturday Review). "I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank's diary, only published nearly a hundred years before". (Steve McQueen). Solomon Northup was a free man kidnapped into slavery in Washington, D.C. in 1841. Shortly after his escape, he published his memoirs to great acclaim and brought legal action against his abductors, though they were never prosecuted. The details of his life thereafter are unknown, but he is believed to have died in Glen Falls, New York, around 1863.


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    Title
    Twelve Years a Slave
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Solomon Northup
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 191 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141393827
    ISBN 10: 0141393823
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM, JFSL1, HBTS
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25560
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000, HIS036040, SOC054000
    Libri: USAA5010
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Libri: SKLA5000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    DC23: 306.362092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JBSL1, NHTS
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Film tie-in ed
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Solomon Northup was a free man kidnapped into slavery in Washington, D.C. in 1841. Shortly after his escape, he published his memoirs to great acclaim and brought legal action against his abductors, though they were never prosecuted. The details of his life thereafter are unknown, but he is believed to have died in Glen Falls, New York, around 1863.
    Review quote
    I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank's diary, only published nearly a hundred years before -- Steve McQueen A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's "many thousands gone" who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation Saturday Review