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The Known World

Jones, Edward P. (Downloadable Audiobook - 2004 )
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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.
Authors: Jones, Edward P.
Title: The known world
[downloadable audiobook]
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, 2004
Statement of Responsibility: Edward P. Jones
Notes: DO NOT PLACE HOLD HERE. CLICK ON LINK TO ACCESS FILE
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Duration: 14:20:18
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.
Additional Contributors: Free, Kevin R.
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Branch Call Number: Downloadable audiobook
Playtime: 142018
Performers: Read by Kevin Free.
System Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 206080 KB)
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Headings: African American plantation owners Fiction African American slaveholders Fiction Plantation life Fiction Virginia Fiction Slavery Fiction Slaves Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
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Topical Term: African American plantation owners
African American slaveholders
Plantation life
Slavery
Slaves
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Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave, becomes the protege of a powerful white landowner and in turn prospers and buys his own slaves.


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