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Twelve Years a Slave (With Illustrations) [Kindle Edition]

Solomon Northup
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The Premier Edition of "Twelve Years a Slave"

Enjoy this new release of "Twelve Years a Slave" for Kindle. You won't find a better price or higher-quality version on Amazon. This edition includes:

  • The full text of "Twelve Years a Slave"
  • The original high-quality illustrations
  • The full text of "The Kidnapping Case", an extended New York Times article from 1853 about Solomon Northup's story
  • Links to additional internet resources about Solomon Northup, including an active Facebook page with regular links to new articles
  • Clean formatting, with the ability to adjust fonts and text size
  • An active table of contents for easily moving around in the book

"Twelve Years a Slave" tells the remarkable true story of Solomon Northup, a free man born in New York State who was deceived, drugged, and kidnapped in 1941, taken into slavery for a period of twelve years in Louisiana before the Civil War. The book became a bestseller and played an important part in helping educate Americans about the plight of slavery.



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"A moving, vital testament." - --Saturday Review

About the Author

Solomon Northup (1808 - c. 1864-1875) was an African American carpenter who was born free in Minerva, Essex County, New York, but was bound into slavery later in life for a period of twelve years. He regained his freedom in January 1853.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1258 KB
  • Print Length: 233 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481916785
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AUADCLO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #410,536 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surviving an Injustice April 24, 2013
By Dottie
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I recently visited New Orleans and went on a carriage ride through the French Quarter. My driver and guide made references to the book,TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE. He said the book was one of his favorites. When I got back to my hotel room I immediately signed onto Amazon through my Kindle Fire and downloaded the book. So glad that I did. It was an emotional experience. The author's first person presentation kept the story alive.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read on slavery & American justice. September 19, 2013
By S. King
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Great narrative on the life of a slave. Looking forward to the film based off the book. It depicts slavery as it was, a travesty.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable Truth September 19, 2013
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I bought this book inspired by the up coming movie! I am blown away and will be sharing it with anyone. Fascinating, sad, etc. Words can't describe all the emotion this book has brought out of me..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why isn't this book better known? September 15, 2013
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It is amazing that this book isn't known to everyone. It is more factual than Uncle Tom's Cabin and gives the reader greater insights into the horrors of slavery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dignity March 17, 2014
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This book provides deep insights. Sorry to say that the presumptuous arrogance and inhumane attitude of some former slave owners as described by Solomon Northup still exist in current times... the height of it being directed at our first African American president! Yet he walks with dignity as did Solomon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Informative Than the Movie December 28, 2013
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Mr. Solomon Northup's tragic ordeal provides the reader with a first hand account of the horrific reality of slave life in Louisiana. The book is chronologically organized and easy to follow. While the accounts were very detailed, down to the names of most of the characters, I could not bring myself to give this tragic story 5 stars, given the atrocious and true nature of this story. In addition, the book is poorly edited, with many typos. I would recommend reading the book, rather than viewing the Hollywood screen version.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Authentic Account of Slavery in America I've Read December 8, 2013
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This book I believe gives us an authentic account of slavery in America. It is written in First Person and tells a harsh amd unjust account of what he experienced what happened to him. You will smile, cry, rejoice and share in his victory when he is eventually found and set free. Easy reading, I read it in two sitting because it flows easily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't just watch the movie, you must read the book... September 3, 2013
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I was prompted to read this autobiography by the movie trailer for the theatrical production being released in October. I did not have extreme expectations and I figured the book would be written as a history lesson, but I was still intrigued by what the book might contain, so I decided to order it and read it. My expectations were far exceeded. The author provides a raw, realistic, factual view of his experience. I found myself unable to put this book down. It is rare that a non-fiction depiction of slavery is provided for readers, and this book provides a great vantage point into the life of slaves during this era in the set region of the country. Some of the details become repetitive as the author recounts various stories and ties multiple incidents together, but this did not put a damper on the book for me. I think this book is a must read. You will not be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very interesting-the movie seemed to follow quite well.
Published 1 month ago by Richard N. Stuempges
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good! Now I want to see the movie again.
Published 1 month ago by Darrell Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Informative, compelling, heart wrenching, suspenseful, and brutal. A good read. Should be required reading in education system. In my opinion
Published 1 month ago by Glenda P
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Excellent book
Published 5 months ago by Cheryl L. McCabe
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
I really enjoyed this book. A well written account of a free man taken captive in Washington DC and sold into slavery.
Published 5 months ago by Richard N Stuempges
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling!
This is certainly not an easy read but my God its compelling.
Published 7 months ago by Izi.Reads
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I thought it was quite boring
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. Sherry A. Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars ... so well versed and so detailed in telling this horrible journey I...
Just the fact that at that time period he was so well versed and so detailed in telling this horrible journey I truly felt his sufferings as well as tragic stories of others... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Aude Jack
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A diary of a free man who becomes a slave.
Published 9 months ago by FORREST GUMP
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will make you appreciate your freedom, your life and your...
A very surprizing read. No wonder the film won the Oscar for Best Picture. Absolute horror story of the first degree. Imagine being kidnapped and enslaved for 12 years. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Book Maven Reviews
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