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The Resource Twelve years a slave : authoritative text, contexts, 2013 film adaptation : criticism, reviews, interview, Solomon Northup ; edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University, and Kevin M. Burke, Harvard University

Twelve years a slave : authoritative text, contexts, 2013 film adaptation : criticism, reviews, interview, Solomon Northup ; edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University, and Kevin M. Burke, Harvard University

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Twelve years a slave : authoritative text, contexts, 2013 film adaptation : criticism, reviews, interview
Title
Twelve years a slave
Title remainder
authoritative text, contexts, 2013 film adaptation : criticism, reviews, interview
Statement of responsibility
Solomon Northup ; edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University, and Kevin M. Burke, Harvard University
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Twelve Years a Slave follows the life of Solomon Northup, a free blackman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery before the Civil War. Northup's memoir, published in 1853, riveted contemporary audiences but fell out of print for several generations at the start of the twentieth century. Although it was kept alive in the writings of literary scholars, historians, and bibliographers, it wouldn't return to print until 1968, and soon found a place in the canon of the literary genre known as "the slave narratives." Northup's memoir was adapted for film in 2013 by black British auteur Steve McQueen, and the film received the Oscar for "Best Motion Picture" in 2014. Readers of this critical edition will find the Editor's Preface from 1853, the 1853 edition of the text and its appendices, as well as a number of illustrations from the original publication. "Contemporary Sources (1853-1865)" offers a range of contemporary reviews and responses, an excerpt from Harriet Beecher Stowe, and coverage of the court case brought against Northup's kidnappers. "A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2014)" provides readers with a comprehensive overview of early and modern commentary on Twelve Years a Slave. "Film Criticism & Reviews: 12 Years a Slave (2013)" includes responses to the film adaptation and an interview with the director Steve McQueen. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included, along with an introduction by the volume's co-authors."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
FO7
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1808-1863?,
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Northup, Solomon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
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  • Northup, Solomon
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Slaves
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves' writings, American
Label
Twelve years a slave : authoritative text, contexts, 2013 film adaptation : criticism, reviews, interview, Solomon Northup ; edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University, and Kevin M. Burke, Harvard University
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
966353643
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xx, 410 pages
Isbn
9780393264241
Lccn
2016021467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026720911
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)966353643
Label
Twelve years a slave : authoritative text, contexts, 2013 film adaptation : criticism, reviews, interview, Solomon Northup ; edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University, and Kevin M. Burke, Harvard University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
966353643
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xx, 410 pages
Isbn
9780393264241
Lccn
2016021467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026720911
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)966353643

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