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The Known World

by Edward P. Jones

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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.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

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  • Release date: March 17, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780061746369
  • Release date: March 17, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780061746369
  • File size: 565 KB
  • Release date: March 17, 2009

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  • File size: 1473 KB
  • Release date: December 23, 2003


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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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 17, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780061746369
    Release date: March 17, 2009

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780061746369
    File size: 565 KB
    Release date: March 17, 2009

    PDF eBook
    File size: 1473 KB
    Release date: December 23, 2003

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