Twelve Years a Slave

Editions and adaptations

  • Twelve Years a Slave is in the public domain; e-book versions can be downloaded from several sites and many reprints are still in print by multiple publishers.
  • In 1968, historians Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, both based in Louisiana, published an edited and annotated version of Northup's narrative.[18] Updated and illustrated editions of this work have since been published, including an adaptation for younger readers.
  • In 2012, David Fiske self-published the biography Solomon Northup: His Life Before and After Slavery. The book's Appendix C provides the publishing history for Twelve Years a Slave during the 19th century. The book was expanded and re-issued by Praeger in August 2013 as Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave, ISBN 978-1440829741, with co-authors Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, and Rachel Seligman.
  • Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984), a PBS television film directed by Gordon Parks and starring Avery Brooks
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013), a feature film directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Rob Board (LibriVox, 2013), available online for free
  • Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Louis Gossett, Jr. (Eakin Films & Publishing, 2013)
  • Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Richard Allen (Dreamscape Media, 2013)
  • Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Hugh Quarshie (AudioGO, 2013)
  • Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Sean Crisden (Tantor Audio, 2012)

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