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ISBN: 0060749911 / ISBN-13: 9780060749910

The Known World

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  • The Known World (HarperLargePrint) – Trade paperback (2004)
    by Edward P Jones

    The Known World

    Trade paperback, HarperLargePrint
    2004
    English
    Large type / large print.
    563 pages

    ISBN: 0060749911
    ISBN-13: 9780060749910

    Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave, 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. In a daring and ambitious novel, Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexities. Softcover title ... Show more

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Reviews of The Known World

Overall customer rating: 4.000
rejoyce

The Peculiar Institution

by rejoyce on Sep 3, 2007

Edward P. Jones' novel The Known World complicates the reader's knowledge of the "peculiar institution" of slavery by focusing in part upon the relationship between black slaveowners and their slaves, and reveals how contingent was the freedom even of freed slaves. The novel has an epic amplitude, ... More

ReaderSue

Intriguing Story

by ReaderSue on Apr 28, 2007

I was a little dismayed to have to read this book for a book group because the reviews when it first came out were off-putting. Yes, there were descriptions of the horrid abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, of slaves but the rest of the story carried the weight. I'm glad I decided to get started, and ... More

AmateurHistorian

Intriguing and fatiguing

by AmateurHistorian on Apr 1, 2007

The book centers around a fictional plantation where a black owner has slaves from his own race just before the Civil War. Yet the book doesn't really focus on this fact or its implications in a direct way. It becomes an expansive look at numerous characters in the county encompassing the plantation ... More

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