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A MEMORIAL OF ANNE INCLUDED IN THIS EDITION.

TO HARRIET BEECHER STOWE: WHOSE NAME, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, IS IDENTIFIED WITH THE GREAT REFORM: THIS NARRATIVE, AFFORDING ANOTHER Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

"Such dupes are men to custom, and so prone To reverence what is ancient, and can plead A course of long observance for its use, That even servitude, the worst of ills, Because delivered down from sire to son, Is kept and guarded as a sacred thing. But is it fit or can it bear the shock Of rational discussion, that a man Compounded and made up, like other men, Of elements tumultuous, in whom lust And folly in as ample measure meet, As in the bosom of the slave he rules, Should be a despot absolute, and boast Himself the only freeman of his land?­" Cowper.

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Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society.

"A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation.­"

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Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup - Special Edition, Enhanced and Illustrated

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The memorable memoir Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup, born a freeman in New York, but kidnaped in Washington D.­C. and sold into slavery. Northup was kept in bondage for 12 years, until being able to write to friends and family in New York, who finally secured his release.

This special edition contains extraordinary and unique illustrations by Jo M. Bramenson and is enhanced with a strong poem and a note from the writer and artist, who has a deep connection and interest about this theme.

Twelve Years a Slave ebook is currently #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List and was the inspiration behind the Oscar winning movie 12 Years a Slave, produced by Brad Pitt.

Solomon Northup's memoir Twelve Years a Slave provides extensive details about the slave markets in Washington D.­C. and New Orleans, the . . .

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Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.­C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.­C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

The work was published by Derby & Miller of Auburn, New York,­[1] soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's best-­selling novel about slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), to which it lent factual support. Northup's book, dedicated to Stowe, sold 30,­000 copies, making it a bestseller in its own right.­[2] . . .

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A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen’s powerful film adaptation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch won Best Picture at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes in 2014.

Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York State in 1841, Solomon Northup was drugged and kidnapped. His life is jeopardy, he was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-­ridden plague ship, he was initially sold to a cotton planter.

In the twelve years that follow he is sold to many different owners who treat him with varying levels of savagery; forced labour, scant food and numerous beatings are his regular fare. Against all odds, Northup eventually succeeds in contacting a . . .

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The official movie tie-­in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong'o, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestseller "I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank's Diary, only published nearly a hundred years before. . . . The book blew [my] mind: the epic range, the details, the adventure, the horror, and the humanity. . . . I hope my film can play a part in drawing attention to this important book of courage. Solomon's bravery and life deserve nothing less.­" -­Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave, from the Foreword Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.­C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold . . .

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12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup with original inkpen artwork

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Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup, born a freeman in New York, but kidnaped in Washington D.­C. and sold into slavery. Northup was kept in bondage for 12 years, until being able to write to friends and family who secured his release.

Twelve Years a Slave is currently #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List and was the inspiration for the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave,

Solomon Northup's memoir Twelve Years a Slave provides extensive details about the slave markets in Washington D.­C. and New Orleans, the horrors of life on the plantations, and the cruel treatment of the slaves, as well as describing the cotton and sugar cultivation on main plantations in Louisiana.

In 2013, Twelve Years a Slave was adapted into a motion picture entitled 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen and produced by Brad Pitt, who also played . . .

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Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for twelve years on a Louisiana plantation, he is eventually freed and reunited with his family.

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12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup with original inkpen artwork

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
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Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup, born a freeman in New York, but kidnaped in Washington D.­C. and sold into slavery. Northup was kept in bondage for 12 years, until being able to write to friends and family who secured his release.

Twelve Years a Slave is currently #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List and was the inspiration for the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave,

Solomon Northup's memoir Twelve Years a Slave provides extensive details about the slave markets in Washington D.­C. and New Orleans, the horrors of life on the plantations, and the cruel treatment of the slaves, as well as describing the cotton and sugar cultivation on main plantations in Louisiana.

In 2013, Twelve Years a Slave was adapted into a motion picture entitled 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen and produced by Brad Pitt, who also played . . .

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