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THE KNOWN WORLD.

Jones, Edward P.

ISBN 10: 096513671X / ISBN 13: 9780965136716
Published by AMISTAD., NY, 2003
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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ADVANCE READING COPY. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers with french-folding flaps. Author's FIRST novel & SECOND book. A Pulitzer Prize winner. Bookseller Inventory # 306760

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Title: THE KNOWN WORLD.

Publisher: AMISTAD., NY

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The New Yorker: "Jones has written a book of tremendous moral intricacy." Time: "A masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon." 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. Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexities.

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