Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
Twelve Years a Slave (Film Tie-in) (Paperback)
  • Twelve Years a Slave (Film Tie-in) (Paperback)
zoom

Twelve Years a Slave (Film Tie-in) (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£7.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 05/12/2013
  • Not available

This product is only available to collect in store.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
This is an official tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany Steve McQueen's major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Quvenzhane Wallis. Solomon Northup is a free man, living in New York. Then he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Drugged, beaten, given a new name and transported away from his wife and children to a Louisiana cotton plantation, Solomon will die if he reveals his true identity. This is the searing true story of his twelve years as a slave: the endless brutality, daily humiliations and constant fear, but also the small ways in which he and his fellow men try to survive. Twelve Years a Slave is a unique, unflinching record of slavery from the inside, and the incredible account of one man whose life was ripped from him - and who fought to get it back. "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's "many thousands gone" who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation". (Saturday Review). "I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank's diary, only published nearly a hundred years before". (Steve McQueen). Solomon Northup was a free man kidnapped into slavery in Washington, D.C. in 1841. Shortly after his escape, he published his memoirs to great acclaim and brought legal action against his abductors, though they were never prosecuted. The details of his life thereafter are unknown, but he is believed to have died in Glen Falls, New York, around 1863.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141393827
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Edition: Media tie-in

You may also be interested in...

Churchill
Added to basket
£35.00   £29.99
Hardback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
We Need to Weaken the Mixture
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Step By Step
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
Educated
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Tour According to G
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Must I Repeat Myself...?
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback

Reviews

View all

“Read it and you will understand.”

Having seen the film version of this I thought I was prepared to read Solomon's story but I really was not. Reading his story in his own words, hearing him tell his tale, his own struggles, doubts and... More

Paperback edition
3rd October 2015
Helpful? Upvote 21
Bookdragon Sean

““My sufferings I can compare to nothing else than the burning agonies of hell!””

This book is told from the view point of a man who was a slave, not some historian’s interpretation of the events or a novelist’s aggrandisement. It is a frank narrative of the events that surrounded one man’s... More

Paperback edition
28th April 2015
Helpful? Upvote 15

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.