Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

By Frederick Douglass

  • Release Date: 1895-02-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 570 Ratings


In this powerful memoir, former slave Frederick Douglass describes his brutal upbringing and eventual escape from slavery. Douglass combines his own experience with his advanced oratory skills to argue for the abolition of slavery.


  • One of the best perspectives of the world

    By salamandr101
    I love how Frederick Douglass appreciates the ability to read. Often times I feel that I take that gift for granted. Instead of reading inspiring and truthful words, sometimes I find myself reading falsehoods and intellectually intrusive ideas, and it is in those moments that I remind myself that the ability to read is one of the most powerful attributes one can attain. Let us not waste such a tremendous gift.
  • Narrative of the life of Fredrick Douglass

    By pvrmgr
    I found myself gritting my teeth and clinching my jaw at the atrocity brought upon my fellow man. I found myself cheering on when Mr. Douglass stood up for his humanity and shouted for joy at his escape. He is an inspiration for all who read this book.
  • Required Reading

    By Kalliope.James
    The importance of keeping the true narrative of Slavery is paramount to understanding where we are now and how little progress we have made accepting and embracing our broken and misrepresented history. We cannot understand where we are without understanding where we’ve been. Change must happen forthwith. We cannot allow this to happen anymore.
  • Wow!

    By CariLovesKurt
    Every American should be required to read this. Truly one of the most important books ever written.
  • These Words Live On

    By A. M. McDonagh
    Everyone should have to read this book.
  • Every Black Person Should Read!

    By Rebees
    I should have read this book in grade school. Sadly, this narrative is still alive in 2020. Different times, same struggle.
  • A view into the awful american past written beautifully

    By QC Boy
    This is a must read for anyone seeking to understand how slavery shaped the USA back then in the early 1800 to today. The USA has come a long way and yet we have a long way to go. Regardless of your race or creed, this book will inspire you to do you part to further improve the condition of man. We are all from the human race and no man should have unchecked power or it will absolutely corrupt that man. It is our duty to keep the powerful checked for they have no control of the sureness of their corruption and do this for the victims of the powerful’s wrath. Live fair.
  • Haven't read better

    By Bigblakaf
    A great book with eerie parallels to what still happens today. Very well written and thought out. Especially love the poem at the end.
  • Respect

    By SpiderBlack212
    I haven't read a book about four to five years ago and now I just want to read more books but I like this one it was awesome!!!
  • Garbage

    By A uselessfish
    Long boring a** book