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Debolsillo Northup, S: Doce años de esclavitud

  • By Solomon Northup
  • Price: £16.75 £13.40
  • ISBN: 9788490329320
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Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York State in 1841, Solomon Northup was drugged and kidnapped. His life in jeopardy, he was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague ship, he was initially sold to a cotton planter.

In the twelve years that follow he is sold to many different owners who treat him with varying levels of savagery; forced labour, scant food and numerous beatings are his regular fare. Against all odds, Northup eventually succeeds in contacting a sympathetic party and manages to get word to his family. The ensuing rescue and legal cases are no less shocking and intriguing than the rest of the tale.

Northup's meticulous first-hand recordings of slave life provide a true-life testament to tremendous courage and tenacity in the face of unfathomable injustice. A new film premiering in 2014, featuring Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch, is sure to introduce this amazing story to a new audience.

Title details

Series Debolsillo Title Doce años de esclavitud
Subject Spanish Language Spanish
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date December 2013 Authors Solomon Northup
Binding Paperback Pages 272
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 265
ESB Code 27682 ISBN 9788490329320
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £16.75 £13.40

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