9780060557553

The Known World

  • ISBN 13:

    9780060557553

  • ISBN 10:

    0060557559

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/25/2007
  • Publisher: Heinemann Drama

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Summary

One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, "The Known World" is a daring and ambitious work by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward P. Jones. "The Known World" tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order, and chaos ensues. Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all its moral complexities.

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