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    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • An American Slave
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Raymond Hearn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. It is a story that shocked the world with its first-hand account of the horrors of slavery. The book was an incredible success. It sold over 30,000 copies and was an international best seller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic story every American should read!

    • By Hercules Mulligan on 03-20-17

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. He was called both "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia" and is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!

    • By Mama C on 03-05-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

    • Written by Himself
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was Douglass' third autobiography. In it he was able to go into greater detail about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery, as he and his family were no longer in any danger from the reception of his work. In this engrossing narrative he recounts early years of abuse; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent in so many ways...

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-24-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • My Bondage and My Freedom

    • By: Frederick Douglass, Dr. James M'Cune Smith - introduction
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is ex-slave Frederick Douglass' second autobiography. It was written after 10 years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846, and his break with his mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman for American blacks, both freed and slave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone delivery

    • By Michael A Lewis on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass’s celebrated memoir is among the most influential works of the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement in the United States. Beginning with his birth on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Douglass’s account records the tyranny and brutality of his life in slavery until his ultimate escape to New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the age of twenty. 

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (Annotated)

    • Bicentennial Edition with Douglass Family Histories
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Gordon Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a special bicentennial edition of Douglass' most famous book, which has been published by his direct descendants through Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass, prominent abolitionist, civil rights activist, and reform journalist, was raised in the malicious system of slavery. His keen intellect as an anti-slavery crusader led some to question his past as a slave. To counter doubts about his life experience as a slave, Douglass wrote an autobiography providing full details of his life. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave, is an emotional journey into the atrocious system of slavery, and the inspirational triumph against insurmountable odds.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic text done an injustice

    • By Patrick Gillam on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Charles Turner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass was born a slave, and it seemed likely that he would live and die a slave since he was uncertain of his date of birth or the identity of his father. But young Douglass promised himself a different future - he would teach himself to read and write, and one day he would be free from slavery. When he was sent to work as a field hand on a plantation in St. Michael's in 1832, his life was so dispiriting and exhausting that he nearly forgot his dreams of freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Read...Highly Recommended!

    • By Willie on 10-16-04

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Frederick Douglass' autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass shares his inspirational journey. Douglass was born a slave but was determined to educate himself, so he taught himself to read and write, even though it was illegal, punishable by death. Because of Douglass' determination to become literate, he was able to capture one of the most accurate and descriptive narratives of pre-Civil War slavery.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Rights of Women

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Byron Goines
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mr. Frederick Douglass published an editorial in his newspaper, The North Star, on July 28, 1848, after the Seneca Falls Convention at which Mr. Douglass was an attendee. His editorial was entitled "The Rights of Women".

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Stephen L. Vernon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a powerful story about a man who was born into slavery but secretly learned how to read and write, which at that time was punishable by death. Because of this fact, we're able to read about the journey Douglass went through in his life, enduring the cruelty and heartless actions of his slave masters before escaping to the North.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating Story

    • By Sarah on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • An American Slave
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Douglass spent his first 20 years in slavery, before escaping to the North. As a slave, he experienced both the kindness of his master's wife, who taught him to read, as well as the cruelty of sadistic overseers. This powerful story helped recruit many to the abolitionist cause.

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    • Perhaps it's better than nothing...

    • By Phil Selman on 09-12-08

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A man we all should know.

    • By cosmitron on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Frederick Douglass

    • The Story of an American Slave
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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    Frederick Douglass was born in slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. During service to masters cruel and kind, he nevertheless learned to read and write. After suffering whippings, hunger, heat, cold, and grueling labor, he escaped from slavery in 1838. In 1841 he addressed an Anti-Slavery Society convention and spoke so eloquently that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator, numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Slaves

    • Absurd's "Slave Narrative" Series, Book 1
    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Steve Ogden
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Slaves, is nothing but Frederick Douglass's groundbreaking autobiography, his first book, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, written by Himself. We have renamed the title here as The Slaves to keep the title short as well as to establish that Frederick Douglass is no longer a name of a particular slave born in the 19th-century America, but a name that represents slaves of the entire world and of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A quality production of an important book

    • By Rebecka Ratcliffe on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $14.95