Sean crisden is a multitalented actor and an audiofile earphones award winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. Platt and eliza now named dradey are transported by their new owner, william ford, to his home in the great pine woods, on the banks of the red river in the avoyelles and bayou boeuf region of central louisiana. Twelve years a slave by solomon northup free ebook. Eakin discovered the story as a child growing up in louisiana plantation countrythe owner of a first edition showed her the book, after finding it in a former. With chiwetel ejiofor, michael kenneth williams, michael fassbender, brad pitt. After seven weeks, filming concluded on august, 2012. Twelve years a s lave is a memoir and slave narrative by solomon northup, as told to and edited by david wilson.
Northup, a black man who was born free in new york, details his kidnapping in washington, d. Twelve years a s lave study guide contains a biography of solomon northup, literature essays, a complete etext, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Free man in chapters i and ii, northup tells of his life as a free black man living in upstate new. The film 12 years a slave tells the reallife story of solomon northup. Solomon northups odyssey 1984, a pbs television film directed by gordon parks and starring avery brooks. Twelve years a slave is an 1853 memoir and slave narrative by american solomon northup as.
Revolution to the civil war 17831861 african americans biography. Twelve years a slave, free pdf, ebook, epub global grey. Birch spelled burch in the book and movie that he was a free man. In the antebellum united states, solomon northup, a free black man from upstate new york, is abducted and sold into slavery. At the start and finish of the film, we are reminded that this is a true story based on the book written by northup in 1853, once he finally reacquired his freedom in a pedestrian act of bureaucracy rather than anything more dramatic or violent. Shortly after his kidnapping, solomon did try to tell the slave dealer james h. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading twelve years a slave amazonclassics edition.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. There is no polemical axe to grind, as with uncle tom a novel at one point. Chiwetel ejiofor as solomon northup platt michael fassbender as edwin epps lupita nyongo as patsey sarah paulson as mary epps paul dano as john tibeats benedict cumberbatch as william ford alfre woodard as mistress harriet shaw brad pitt as samuel bass adepero oduye as eliza garret dillahunt as. Northups return home is much as it is in the book, including solomons learning that his daughter margaret who was 7 years old when he last. Not hopefully for our enjoyment but giving us the understanding and knowledge not to repeat and if done and we are made aware do something about. Twelve years a slave at a glance book summary character list character map summary and analysis editors preface chapter 1. As steve mcqueens oscar favourite 12 years a slave opens at cinemas, sarah churchwell returns to the 1853 memoir that inspired it one of. Twelve years a slave amazonclassics edition kindle edition by northup, solomon. The book, published that same year, was a bestseller, and 160 years on has finally been made into a film by the british director steve mcqueen. The book twelve years a slave is wonderfully written and sadly hundreds of stories that are true and need to be written. Narrative of solomon northup, a citizen of newyork, kidnapped in washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the red river in louisiana. Unlike works of fiction, this book is so compelling because, by all accounts, it is true. This seems unlikely on its faceslaves are valuable, and the sailor is not the owner. Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 academy award for best picture, starring chiwetel ejiofor, michael fassbender.1500 541 1158 1221 1217 845 26 1300 69 651 494 492 961 765 207 623 1210 1331 250 359 180 628 277 1434 49 1200 524 259 905 332 1279 1509 771 777 1203 464 1298 932 473 484 1152 398