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The Resource The Known World

The Known World

Label
The Known World
Title
The Known World
Statement of responsibility
Edward P. Jones
Creator
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
From Edward P. Jones comes one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory—winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. 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. Edward P. Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all its moral complexities. “A masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon.”—Time
Summary
Jones's ambitious novel, which ranges between the past and future and back again to the present, weaves together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, whites, and Indians -- and allows readers a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of slavery
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2004.
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2004.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2005.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2003.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2004.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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119898
Cataloging source
DLC
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Edward P. Jones
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Social Science / Ethnic Studies
Target audience
adult
Label
The Known World
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006123
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061746369
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Known World
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006123
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061746369
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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