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The Known World

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Edward P. Jones's Pulitzer Prize winning debut novel, ‘The Known World’, explores an oft-neglected chapter of American history, the world of blacks who owned blacks in the antebellum South. This is a complex, beautifully written novel with a large cast of characters, rewarding the patient reader with unexpected connections, some reaching into the present day.

The Known World

by Edward P. Jones
About
The Book
Edward P. Jones's Pulitzer Prize winning debut novel, ‘The Known World’, explores an oft-neglected chapter of American history, the world of blacks who owned blacks in the antebellum South. This is a complex, beautifully written novel with a large cast of characters, rewarding the patient reader with unexpected connections, some reaching into the present day.
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What Dave Eggers says

People ask me what they should read, and I tell them that ‘The Known World’ is the best novel of the last twenty-five years, and that Edward P Jones is our contemporary Steinbeck.