he Narrative of Frederick Douglass is an account of the life of a slave and abolitionist and provided a view of slavery from the slaves' perspective. In the narrative, written in 1845,
he revealed the name and location of his former owner. In order to avoid recapture, he lectured against slavery for two years in the United Kingdom. However, he did not disclose his means of escape in the narrative so as not to prevent slaves from using that method of escape in the future. Not only was the book factually and historically important, Douglass's skill as a writer made this narrative a classic of nineteenth century literature.