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12 Years a Slave (Special Illustrated Edition With Original Illustrations): The Narrative of Solomon Northup
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12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup with original inkpen artwork

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
OSCAR FOR BEST FILM

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 a supporting role in the movie. 12 Years a Slave won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture.

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