Perhaps the most famous treatment of the themes of Enslavement And Emancipation is in the 'Book of Exodus', but the two themes continue to be prominent in great literature today. This title examines the themes of enslavement and emancipation in 'Beloved', 'The Death of Ivan Ilych', the speeches of Abraham Lincoln, 'A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass', 'A Room of One's Own', the novels of Elie Wiesel, and many other notable works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.
CONTENTS Series Introduction by Harold Bloom: Themes and Metaphors Volume Introduction by Harold Bloom - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) - Beloved (Toni Morrison) - "The Death of Ivan Ilych" (Leo Tolstoy) - The Declaration of Independence (Thomas Jefferson) - The Book of Exodus - The Poetry of Langston Hughes - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs) - The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (Olaudah Equiano) - "The Penal Colony" (Franz Kafka) - The Speeches of Abraham Lincoln - A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, a Slave (Frederick Douglass) - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn) - Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe) - A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf) - Siddhartha (Herman Hesse) - The Tempest (William Shakespeare)
- A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Woman in the Nineteenth Century (Mary Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller)
- Visions of the Daughters of Albion (William Blake) - The Poetry of Phillis Wheatley - The Novels of Elie Wiesel Acknowledgments Index