You can download Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A. Jacobs PDF novel free from this page. It is an autobiography, which published in book form in 1861. This slave narrative describes Jacobs’s life incidents as a slave and her struggles to achieve liberty for herself and for her children.

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When we review something read long ago we can only convey the sensations that we remember that it produced during our reading. I remember myself excited, eager to go from chapter to chapter, and I have in my reading memory a feeling of greatness rarely reached by another book.

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Harriet Jacobs may not be the first African-American writer, but without a doubt she is one of the most prominent authors and an icon of abolitionism. The condescending attitude of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, made her decide to address her story by herself with the help of her daughter’s spelling and punctuation corrections. This story began to be published by deliveries in the New York Tribune.

Incidents in the life of a slave girl is the life story of a slave of southern plantations in the second half of the 19th century. A woman who discovered the curse of being a woman with black extraction skin. Who suffered the abuses of her master and the contempt of her wife. She was also separated from her children and spent seven years of her life hidden in a false ceiling in her grandmother’s house, a short distance from where her master lived who did not give up his search. She escaped to the north and always maintained a dignity and a truly commendable fortitude.



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This narrative is a unique first-hand testimony, and a miracle, because Harriet knew how to read and write, which was forbidden to slaves at that time. It is a thrilling story, with a really shocking rhythm, with twists that you have with a heavy heart… and it is still an autobiography written in 1861.

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl PDF

This novel is in the public domain and the links are below while the eBooks source is Gutenberg.



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