Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

This title is not currently available for purchase
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself by [Jacobs, Harriet]
Kindle App Ad

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 395 customer reviews

See all 302 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Kindle Edition, 1 Oct 2012
£1.99

Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

Autumn Sale
Choose from over 400 books on sale from 99p. Shop now

Product description

Review

[Of] female slave narratives, Harriet Jacobs's "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself" is the crowning achievement. Manifesting a command of rhetorical and narrative strategies rivaled only by that of Frederick Douglass, Jacobs's autobiography is one of the major works of Afro-American literature...Jacobs's narrative is a bold and gripping fusion of two major literary forms: she borrowed from the popular sentimental novel on one hand, and the slave narrative genre on the other. Her tale gains its importance from the fact that she charts, in great and painful detail, the sexual exploitation that daily haunted her life--and the life of every other black female slave...Ms. Yellin's superbly researched edition ensures that Harriet Jacobs will never be lost again.--Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "New York Times Book Review "

Review

[The book] is a major work in the canon of writing by Afro-American women...Jacobs's book--reaching across the gulf separating black women from white, slave from free, poor from rich, "bad" women from "good"--represents an early attempt to establish an American sisterhood.--Wayne Lionel Aponte "The Nation "

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 33207 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Balefire Publishing (1 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KC6ISM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 395 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,381,702 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 23 February 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 May 2011
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 2 May 2011
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews

click to open popover

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?