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The known world

by Jones, Edward P.

Format: Book on CD 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD JON
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CLP - Woods Run Audiovisual Collection CHECKED OUT
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Summary

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

Additional Information
Subjects African American plantation owners -- Fiction.
African American slaveholders -- Fiction.
Plantation life -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Slaves -- Fiction.
Virginia -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper Audio,2003
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Free, Kevin R.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Kevin Free.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"Includes an interview with the author"--Container.
Description 12 audio discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 006076273X
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