The Heroic Slave: A Thrilling Narrative of the Adventures of Madison Washington, in Pursuit of Liberty

The Heroic Slave: A Thrilling Narrative of the Adventures of Madison Washington, in Pursuit of Liberty

by Frederick Douglass

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Overview

"The Heroic Slave, a Thrilling Narrative of the Adventures of Madison Washington, in Pursuit of Liberty" is a short piece of fiction written by famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. When the Rochester Ladies' Anti Slavery Society asked Douglass for a short story to go in their collection, Autographs for Freedom, Douglass responded in turn with The Heroic Slave. The novella, published in 1852 by John P. Jewett and Company, was Douglass' first and only published work of fiction (though he did publish several autobiographical narratives)."The Heroic Slave" is the fictionalized story of Madison Washington, who was a real man famous for his rebellion on board the Creole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434447661
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 11/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 60
File size: 239 KB

About the Author

Hometown:

Tuckahoe, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1818

Date of Death:

February 20, 1895

Place of Death:

Washington, D.C.

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