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One of the relevant firsthand bills of slavery in America

A haunting, evocative recounting of her existence as a slave in North Carolina and of her ultimate get away and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's vintage narrative, written among 1853 and 1858 and released pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In scripting this awesome memoir, which culminates within the seven years she spent hiding in a move slowly area in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her time, featuring a completely feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, relatively for girls and children.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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