Known World

ISBN-10: 0060557559
ISBN-13: 9780060557553
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Description: In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, 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. 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. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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