The Resource The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Label
The underground railroad : a novel
Title
The underground railroad
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
  • Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels
Summary
After Cora, a pre-Civil War Georgia slave, escapes with another slave, Caesar, they seek the help of the Underground Railroad as they flee from state to state and try to evade a slave catcher, Ridgeway, who is determined to return them to the South
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2017.
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2017.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515877
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • United States
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933420484
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780385542364
Lccn
2016000643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933420484
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933420484
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780385542364
Lccn
2016000643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933420484

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