The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings share button
Olaudah Equiano
Format Paperback
Dimensions 5.18 (w) x 7.77 (h) x 0.75 (d)
Pages 432
Publisher Penguin Group (USA)
Publication Date April 2003
ISBN 9780142437162
Book ISBN 10 0142437166
About Book

Completely revised and edited with an introduction and notes by Vincent Carretta

An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, his ten years of labor on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766, and his life afterward as a leading and respected figure in the antislavery movement in England. A spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment, and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics, and economics, The Interesting Narrative is a work of enduring literary and historical value.