Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780061159176

The Known World

Jones, Edward P. Author

3.8 avg rating
( 21,823 ratings by GoodReads )
9780061159176: The Known World

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Set in Manchester County, Virginia, 20 years before the Civil War began, Edward P. Jones's debut novel, The Known World, is a masterpiece of overlapping plot lines, time shifts, and heartbreaking details of life under slavery. Caldonia Townsend is an educated black slaveowner, the widow of a well-loved young farmer named Henry, whose parents had bought their own freedom, and then freed their son, only to watch him buy himself a slave as soon as he had saved enough money. Although a fair and gentle master by the standards of the day, Henry Townsend had learned from former master about the proper distance to keep from one's property. After his death, his slaves wonder if Caldonia will free them. When she fails to do so, but instead breaches the code that keeps them separate from her, a little piece of Manchester County begins to unravel. Impossible to rush through, The Known World is a complex, beautifully written novel with a large cast of characters, rewarding the patient reader with unexpected connections, some reaching into the present day. --Regina Marler

About the Author:

Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by AMISTAD (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AMISTAD, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061159176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061159174

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jones, Edward P. Author
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 73369

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jones, Edward P. Author
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0061159174BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 208 x 135 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780061159176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Murray Media
(MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061159174

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061159174. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061159174ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061159174. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061159174ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061159174. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061159174ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad
ISBN 10: 0061159174 ISBN 13: 9780061159176
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061159174. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061159174ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 15 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book