Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a pioneering account of one man’s journey from slavery to freedom. Douglass’s powerful autobiography was an instant bestseller upon publication in 1845 and played a fundamental role in the abolition of slavery, a movement that Douglass dedicated his life to.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by Dr. Lydia Plath.
Born on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass was sent to Baltimore aged only seven. There, he had the rare opportunity to learn to read, which opened his eyes to the existence of the abolition movement. From then on, he was determined to escape, but first suffered at the hands of harsh masters, thwarted plans and deep-rooted racial prejudice before he saved up enough money to get to New York, where he finally freed himself from slavery.