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The Known World (Today Show Book Club # 17)

by Edward P. Jones

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Published by HarperAudio .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesToday Show Book Club (17)
ContributionsKevin Free (Narrator)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7278900M
ISBN 100060569433
ISBN 109780060569433

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The title of the book is "The Known World" so read this novel to learn what that means: what is knowledge, what or who generates it, can it be trusted, how does it impact individual slaves.

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On Morning Edition, hear an interview with Jones and a review of The Known World. "A sprawling story built around a morally bankrupt social institution," The Known World is "a meditation on. link Link Edward P. Jones ’s The Known World moves back and forth between different times and locales to tell the varied stories of many characters, both white and.

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Chapter Summary for Edward P. Jones's The Known World, chapter 1 summary. Find a summary of this and each chapter of The Known World.

THE KNOWN WORLD by Cussy’s patrons refer to her as “Bluet” or “Book Woman,” and she delights in bringing them books as well as messages, medicine, and advice.

When a local pastor takes a nefarious interest in Cussy, claiming that God has sent him to rid society of her “blue demons,” efforts to defend herself leave Cussy at Author: Edward P.

Jones. One great achievement of Edward Jones's Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Known World is the circumscription of its moral vision, which. Safe up North, Alice creates a tapestry she titles “The Known World,” a God’s-eye view of her former home in the South that replicates the novel itself.

Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and 4/5(79).

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“Whenever people in that part of the world asked Patterson about the wonders of America, the possibilities and the hope of America, Patterson would say that it was a good and fine place but all the Americans were running it into the ground and that it would be a far better place if it had no Americans.” ― Edward P.

Jones, The Known WorldCited by: The Known World By Edward P. Jones Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor -- William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County.

An ambitious, luminously written novel that ranges seamlessly between the past and future and back again to the present, The Known World weaves together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, whites, and Indians, and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of slavery.

The Known World is a historical novel by Edward P. Jones. It was his first novel and second book. Set in antebellum Virginia, it examines issues regarding the ownership of black slaves by free black people as well as by : Edward P.

Jones.FICTION: 'The Known World' by Edward P. Jones What makes this novel so startling is that the situation Edward P. Jones imagines was reality in parts of this country in the 's: there were black slave owners, more than a few, and a few were pretty well heeled.

From Edward P. Jones comes one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory—winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Known World 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, /5(90).