Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
ISBN: 1593082835
EAN13: 9781593082833
Language: English
Pages: 242
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RHarriet Jacobs&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&RIn what has become a landmark of American history and literature, &&LI&&RIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl&&L/I&&R recounts the incredible but true story of &&LB&&RHarriet Jacobs&&L/B&&R, born a slave in North Carolina in 1813. Her tale gains its importance from her descriptions, in great and painful detail, of the sexual exploitation that daily haunted her life--and the life of every other black female slave.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RAs a child, Harriet Jacobs remained blissfully unaware that she was a slave until the deaths of both her mother and a benevolent mistress exposed her to a sexually predatory master, Dr. Flint. Determined to escape, she spends seven years hidden away in a garret in her grandmother's house, three feet high at its tallest point, with almost no air or light, and with only glimpses of her children to sustain her courage. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, she finally wins her battle for freedom by escaping to the North in 1842.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RA powerful, unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life, &&LI&&RIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl&&L/I&&R stands alongside Frederick Douglass's classic autobiographies as one of the most significant slave narratives ever written.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R&&LSTRONG&&RFarah Jasmine Griffin&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia University in New York City.&&LSTRONG&&R &&L/B&&R&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R