Study Guide

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Tough-o-Meter

By Frederick Douglass


(4) Base Camp

Douglass tries his best to keep his book easy reading, but he sometimes has a tendency to get a little long-winded, and he often uses language from the Bible in a way that can be a little disorienting if you're not used to it.

Basically, the book is over a century and a half old, and it sounds like it.

Still, there's nothing too difficult here, and the narrative moves along quickly enough to keep you from getting stuck in any one particular section.