The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Or, Gustavus Vassa, the African
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ISBN10: 0375761152 ISBN13: 9780375761157 Contributors: Eversley, Shelly; Reid-Pharr, Robert (Introduction)
Publisher: Modern Library Published: May 1 2004 Pages: 261 Weight: 0.54lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Edited and with Notes by Shelly Eversley
Introduction by Robert Reid-Pharr
In this truly astonishing eighteenth-century memoir, Olaudah Equiano recounts his remarkable life story, which begins when he is kidnapped in Africa as a boy and sold into slavery and culminates when he has achieved renown as a British antislavery advocate. The narrative "is a strikingly beautiful monument to the startling combination of skill, cunning, and plain good luck that allowed him to win his freedom, write his story, and gain international prominence," writes Robert Reid-Pharr in his Introduction. "He alerts us to the very concerns that trouble modern intellectuals, black, white, and otherwise, on both sides of the Atlantic."
The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the definitive ninth edition of 1794, reflecting the author's final changes to his masterwork.