Title
Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself
Creator
Equiano, Olaudah (Author)
Contributor
British Museum (Contributor)
Google Books, Google Inc. (Contributor)
Language
English
Publisher
Seventh Edition - London, England : Printed for, and sold by the Author., 1793
Date created
1793
Type of resource
Text
Genre
Texts (document genres)
Format
Map data
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Abstract/Description
The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano was first published in 1789 by Equiano himself and was funded through a subscriber method, which entails buyers purchasing the book before it was finished or published. According to Olaudah Equiano's narrative, he was a born in an Eboe province (present-day Nigeria) and was kidnapped and taken to England at a young age and subsequently forced into slavery. Through his ingenuity and hard work, he bought his own freedom and became a successful businessman and author. The text recounts the life of Equiano leading up to the writing of the narrative itself.The narrative had nine reprints and editions within Equiano's lifetime, and it has been published twenty-two additional times since his passing. This is a 1793 reprint, in addition to this text we have a similar 1974 reprint as well.
Citation
Equiano, Olaudah. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself. Seventh Edition. London, 1793.
Other editions
Seventh Edition: 1793 (see: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/560369940); Ninth Edition: 1789 (see: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/470255901)
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Subjects and keywords
Narratives
Slave Narratives
Early Caribbean Slave Narratives
Pascal, MIchael Henry
King, Robert
Eboe (Nigeria)
Jamaica
New York, NY
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Use and reproduction
The digital edition is freely available for public download and non-commercial redistribution
Restriction on access
This digital edition has limited access restrictions. View the terms of access at http://ecda.northeastern.edu/

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