(Summary) The Known World Author Edward P. Jones

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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 deat Dear The Known WorldI ll be blunt I m breaking things off This just isn t working It s not you it s me Well maybe it s you too a bitI really th The Cursed Hole of the Shinoda Family powerful man in Manchester County Virginia Making certain he never circumvents the law Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline But when deat Dear The Known WorldI ll be blunt I m breaking things off This just isn t working It s not you it s me Well maybe it s you too a bitI really th

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The Known World

One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory The Known World is a daring and ambitious work by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward P Jones The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend a black farmer and former I know this is a critically acclaimed book a Pulitzer winner and a book tackling a difficult and complex stain on America history slavery and bl

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H takes him unexpectedly his widow Caldonia can't uphold the estate's order and chaos ensues Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all its moral complexiti This book demands that you read it slowly and intently Like eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner you need to pause and digest before you have the n Secrets of a Creativity Coach pause and digest before you have the n


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  1. says:

    there is that old adage that a good book will tell you how to read it and i have no idea to whom that should be attributed only that my undergrad professors seemed to have been born to uote that thought endlessly in my gothic lit class my enlightenment class my victorian lit class the african and irish lit professors mostly kept th

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    Manchester County Virginia doesn't exist Never has After reading The Known World however you'd be forgiven if you thought you could take a tour of it's plantations and slave cemetaries on your vacation to colonial Williamsburg The complicated pre civil war Southern society that Edward P Jones creates feels as real and sur

  3. says:

    I know this is a critically acclaimed book a Pulitzer winner and a book tackling a difficult and complex stain on America

  4. says:

    This is a complex novel with dense writing a non linear structure and an abundance of characters It reads much like a true historical account of a place Manchester County Virginia and time pre Civil War 1800s This could very nearly have passed for a non fiction book; each character feels so real their personal stories an

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    Dear The Known WorldI'll be blunt I'm breaking things off This just isn't working It's not you; it's me Well maybe it's you too a bitI really thought when we got together that we would have a brief but mutually satisfying relationship I'd read you you'd provide enlightenment or emotional catharsis or entertainment maybe even all t

  6. says:

    I'm going to have to rave a bit because this is one of the best books I've read in the past ten yearsJones packs in all the historical detail you could want and of course he's hit on a subject black slaveowners that in and o

  7. says:

    In this book I learned that there used to be black slaveholders in the US I thought that only white people were allowed to own slaves during t

  8. says:

    A very complex and beautiful compelling book about Henry a former slave who becomes a slave owner his wife Caldonia But they're just the start the book is really a series of stories vignettes about the families friends neighbors community surrounding Henry Caldonia It took me a really long time to get into the book because there are so many characters some important some not the book jumps around in time mak

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    This book demands that you read it slowly and intently Like eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner you need to pause and digest before you have the next course At the outset the plot seems to be all over the place bouncing from character to character telling too many stories not telling enough and then seeming to tell too much Ah but then you make a little progress and the rhythm begins to assert itself the stories

  10. says:

    Basically a book about slavery in the South I enjoy those kind of thing especially The Secret Lives of Bees but with this one it felt like the book had no point While I was reading I kept on going what did I jus