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Book Review of Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
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Helpful Score: 4

This is the extremely engaging autobiography of a remarkable person who overcame crushing adversity to achieve significant success in life. Written in the picturesque prose style of the nineteenth centry, it has an unmistakable air of authenticity and gives us a fascinating window into certain aspects of slavery mimnus the polemic sometimes associated with similar works.