The known world
|Format:||Book on CD 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
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.
Performed by Kevin Free
African American plantation owners
African American slaveholders -- Fiction.
Plantation life -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Slaves -- Fiction.
Virginia -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Harper Audio,2003
Free, Kevin R.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Read by Kevin Free.
"Includes an interview with the author"--Container.
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.