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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Herself

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Author: Harriet Jacobs (Linda Brent)
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,645 / 230 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82
LoC Category: CT
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 9,490
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8105
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

redulous hearts of youth.

When we entered our new home we encountered cold looks, cold words, and cold treatment. We were glad when the night came. On my narrow bed I moaned and wept, I felt so desolate and alone.

I had been there nearly a year, when a dear little friend of mine was buried. I heard her mother sob, as the clods fell on the coffin of her only child, and I turned away from the grave, feeling thankful that I still had something left to love. I met my grandmother, who said, "Come with me, Linda;" and from her tone I knew that something sad had happened. She led me apart from the people, and then said, "My child, your father is dead." Dead! How could I believe it? He had died so suddenly I had not even heard that he was sick. I went home with my grandmother. My heart rebelled against God, who had taken from me mother, father, mistress, and friend. The good grandmother tried to comfort me. "Who knows the ways of God?" said she. "Perhaps they have been kindly taken from the evil days to come."

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.7 from 3 reviews: *****
2010.11.21
Hazel
*****

This was such a wonderful book about a woman who endured under the most trying circumstances. She was a true inspiration.

2009.06.30
makatrinamendoza
****.

If you are facing hardships, and you feel like you are about to quit, i advice you read this book. It is so moving in many ways and it will help you appreciate life and freedom better.

2008.02.15
Maddie
*****

The true story of Harriet Jacobs and what she endured.I think that everyone should read this book.


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