In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery...
The revolt was led by a remarkable Negro preacher named Nat Turner, an educated slave who felt himself divinely ordained to annihilate all the white people in the region.
The Confessions of Nat Turner is narrated by Nat himself as he lingers in jail through the cold autumnal days before his execution. The compelling story ranges over the whole of Nat's Life, reaching its inevitable and shattering climax that bloody day in August.
The Confessions of Nat Turner is not only a masterpiece of storytelling; is also reveals in unforgettable human terms the agonizing essence of Negro slavery. Through the mind of a slave, Willie Styron has re-created a catastrophic event, and dramatized the intermingled miseries, frustrations--and hopes--which caused this extraordinary black man to rise up out of the early mists of our history and strike down those who held his people in bondage.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
12 1.5-hour cassettesAbout the Author:
William Styron (1925-2006), a native of the Tidewater region of Virginia, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the Marine Corps. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness Visible and A Tidewater Morning. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Howells Medal, the American Book Award and the Legion d'Honneur. With his wife, the poet and activist Rose Styron, he lived for most of his adult life in Roxbury, Connecticut, and in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Modern Library, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. A Gift Quaility book at a fair price. Clean, tight, unmarked We ship within 24 hours, carefully wrapped. You found it! No need to pay more. We sell books from New to Acceptable. We take care to be accurate in our description. Most of our books were gently read and in fine condition. BNCTucsonbooks ships daily. Proceeds from the sales of books support an endowed scholarship to Brandeis University, Waltham Mass. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000055882
Book Description Modern Library, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0679601015
Book Description Modern Library, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0679601015
Book Description Modern Library, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110679601015
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97806796010121.0
Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0679601015 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0339007