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William Wells Brown Clotel & Other Writings

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ISBN-10: 159853291X

ISBN-13: 9781598532913

Edition: 2014

Authors: William Wells Brown

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Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (1814–1884) refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad, then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator, and finally as the author of a series of landmark works that made him, like Frederick Douglass, a foundational figure of African American literature. His controversial novel Clotel; or, the President’s Daughter (1853), a fictionalized account of the lives and struggles of Thomas Jefferson’s black daughters and granddaughters, is the first novel written by an African American. This Library of America volume brings it together with Brown’s other groundbreaking…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 2/20/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 5.04" wide x 8.15" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English