Classic Slave Narratives



Classic Slave Narratives

This edition

"The Classic Slave Narratives" . Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Penguin / New York: New American Library, 1987. xviii+518 pp.

Other editions, reprints, and translations

• Repr. New York: Signet Classics, 2002. 672 pp.
• Repr. with new introduction. New York: Signet Classics, 2012. xxx+648 pp.

Table of contents

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African -- The history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an African slave -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl / [Harriet Jacobs, writing as Linda Brent].

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Commentary on anthology

• This is "the best, least expensive, and most easily available work of its kind. One would be hard pressed to find a more thoughtful introduction or a better selection, evenly divided between women and men" (Kinnamon 1997: 480).

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original ed.: Kinnamon 1997: 480]

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