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The Resource The known world, Edward P. Jones

The known world, Edward P. Jones

Label
The known world
Title
The known world
Statement of responsibility
Edward P. Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Townsend, a black bootmaker and former slave in antebellum Virginia, becomes a proprietor of his own plantation--as well as his own slaves. This modern masterpiece explores what happens when he dies and "the known world" unravels
Summary
Jones's ambitious novel, which ranges between the past and future and back again to the present, weaves together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, whites, and Indians -- and allows readers a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of slavery
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2004.
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2004.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2005.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2003.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2004.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119898
Cataloging source
GEC
Dewey number
FIC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The known world, Edward P. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780060557546
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2003040389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
  • 1/273445
  • OCoLC
Label
The known world, Edward P. Jones
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780060557546
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2003040389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
  • 1/273445
  • OCoLC

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