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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Despite being born into slavery, Linda Brent enjoys a happy childhood - until the deaths of her parents and kind mistress leave her an orphan and the property of the lascivious Dr. Flint. Linda becomes the target of his unwanted advances, which she temporarily evades by bearing the children of another man. But when Dr. Flint threatens to sell her children unless she submits, Linda hatches a desperate plan to escape, working to secure her children's freedom as well as her own.

Using the character Linda Brent to narrate her own life story, Harriet Ann Jacobs reveals the unparalleled struggles of an enslaved woman. Her harrowing account of perseverance and unimaginable bravery continues to enlighten and inspire to this day.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to hear a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.

Revised edition: Previously published as Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Riveting. Time travel is possible...in the pages

this brave young woman was played with like a cat that caught a bird. her story was moving to say the least and I am honored to have had the privilege to know her

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Difficulty and fear

This book was an emotional roller coaster ride. Slavery story told in a different way.

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An American classic and a great, true account

A gripping and moving story that offers unique insights into American history and the human experience from the perspective of sn intelligent beautiful soul, may she rest in peace.

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  • J
  • 05-11-19

Insightful reflections

I founds this to be an interesting reflection of the female experience as well as insightful about how slaves view everyday life such as holidays, child rearing, puberty and human dignity. Well worth the read.

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  • T Moore
  • CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, US
  • 05-06-19

A Must Read

It should be a requirement for everyone to listen or read this book...maybe the world would have a better understanding of slavery of any kind, especially the African American slavery and its effect on people!

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a must read

simply riveting. an enlightening tale of courage and strength in the most unthinkable of circumstances.

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Exceptional!

A journey to remember. The author conveyed her story with emotion that could be felt through each turn of a page!

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Interesting

Interesting but maybe a little too long. The author was very expressive. I felt for her and her races struggle.

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  • RR
  • 12-16-18

Brings the reality of slavery closers to mind

Very informative. Few people realize the realities of slavery and how many generations and families were victimized and brutalized by the immoral practice. "Enjoyed" the author's story. Regret that slavery was allowed to exist in this country at all and for so long. Still too much horror and victimization in the world...in the name of race, sex, religion, point of view. God help all of mankind to find a way to live in peace and civility.