The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings

The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings

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  • ISBN 9780142437162
  • 432 Pages
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Overview

An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, and a precursor to the famous nineteenth-century slave narratives, Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa aged ten, his service as a slave of an officer in the British Navy for ten years, and his life after he bought his freedom in 1766, growing to become one of the foremost figures of the anti-slavery movement in Britain. The Interesting Narrative is a spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics and economics.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Vincent Carretta

A Note on the Text

Acknowledgments

A Note on Money

Suggestions for Further Reading

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of  Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself

Explanatory and Textual Notes

Appendix A: The Frontispieces and Title Pages of the First London (1789) and New York (1791) Editions

Appendix B: A Note on the Illustrations

Appendix C: List of Subscribers to the First Edition

Appendix D: List of Subscribers to the New York Edition

Appendix E: Correspondence of Gustavus Vassa, or Olaudah Equiano, Not Published in The Interesting Narrative

Appendix F: The Will and Codicil of Gustavus Vassa (Olaudah Equiano)
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