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Classic American Autobiographies free pdf The true diversity of the American experience comes to life in this superlative collection. "A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson" (1682), perhaps the first American bestseller, recounts this thirty-nine-year-old woman s harrowing months as the captive of Narragansett Indians. "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" (1771 1789), the most famous of all American autobiographies, gives a lively portrait of a chandler s son who became a scientist, inventor, educator, diplomat, humorist and a Founding Father of this land. "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass "(1845), the gripping slave narrative that helped change the course of American history, reveals the true nature of the black experience in slavery. "Old Times on the Mississippi "(1875), Mark Twain s unforgettable account of a riverboat pilot s life, established his signature style and shows us the metamorphosis of a man into a writer. "Four Autobiographical Narratives" (1900 1902), published in the "Atlantic Monthly" by Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird), also known as Gertrude Bonnin, provide us with a voice too seldom heard: a Native American woman fighting for her culture in the white man s world. Edited and with an Introduction by William L. Andrews and a New Afterword"

About E Maynard Adams Professor of English William L Andrews (Edited b

William L. Andrews is the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Professor of American Literature at the University of Kansas. A prizewinning scholar of African-American literature, Andrews is the author of "To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760 1865." He is the editor of "Collected Stories of Charles W. Chesnutt, Three Classic Stories of Charles W. Chesnutt, Three Classic African-American Novels, "and "The African-American Novel in the Age of Reflection: Three Classics. " Paul John Eakin, Ruth N. Halls Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, is the author of several books on autobiography, including "Fictions in Autobiography: Studies in the Art of Self-Invention, Touching the World: Reference in Autobiography, How Our Lives Become Stories: Making Selves, " and "Living Autobiographically: How We Create Identity in Narrative." He is also the editor of "American Autobiography: Retrospect and Prospect.""

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Author : E Maynard Adams Professor of English William L Andrews (Edited b
Publisher : Signet
Data Published : 28 January 2015
ISBN : 045147144X
EAN : 9780451471444
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 496 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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