|Mark Adams, a health benefits advisor from Johnstown, PA
||Peggy Szymeczek, a retired Civil Servant from Gilbert, AZ
||Hunter Appler, an attorney from Mount Airy, NC (1-day total: $24,801)
Hunter’s going to be joining us on the next #JeopardyLivePanel episode, currently scheduled for Monday, June 13th at 8:00 PM Eastern.
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: 19TH CENTURY NONFICTION
Final Jeopardy! clue: A 2014 bestseller, in 1853 it was called “more extraordinary” than “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” because “it is only a simple unvarnished tale”
What is Twelve Years A Slave? (Incorrect responses to Final Jeopardy, if any, and final game stats, will be found in the comments section.)
Peggy 4400 – 2200 = 2200
Mark 9200 – 42 = 9158
Hunter 20000 – 200 = 19800 (2-day total: $44,601)
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Of course, it was a 2014 bestseller because of the Best Picture Oscar win of the movie that it was based upon.
Next to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the extraordinary Narrative of Solomon Northup is the most remarkable book that was ever issued from the American press. Indeed, it is a more extraordinary work than that, because it is only a simple unvarnished tale of the experience of an American freeman of the “blessings” of slavery, while Mrs. Stowe’s Uncle Tom is only a powerfully wrought novel, intended to illustrate what Solomon saw and experienced, Southern Slavery in its various phases.—Detroit Trib.
The volume cannot fail to gain a wide circulation. It will be read extensively, both at the North and South. No one can contemplate the scenes which are here so naturally set forth, without a new conviction of the hideousness of the institution from which the subject of the narrative has happily escaped.—N.Y. Tribune
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