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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
When a plantation proprietor and former slave--now possessing slaves of his own--dies, his household falls apart in the wake of a slave rebellion and corrupt underpaid patrollers who enable free black people to be sold into slavery
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.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119898
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Edward P
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American plantation owners
  • African American slaveholders
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • African American plantation owners
  • African American slaveholders
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
The known world, Edward P. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The known world (novel) -- P.S.: An interview with Edward P Jones -- "The known world" dramatis personae -- "The girl who raised pigeons" (short story.)
Control code
460133
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780060557546
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2003040389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060557546
  • (OCoLC)51519698
Label
The known world, Edward P. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The known world (novel) -- P.S.: An interview with Edward P Jones -- "The known world" dramatis personae -- "The girl who raised pigeons" (short story.)
Control code
460133
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780060557546
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2003040389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060557546
  • (OCoLC)51519698

Library Locations

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