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The Known World

Edward P. Jones

Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor—William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County. Under Robbins's tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation—as well as of his own slaves. When he dies, his widow Caldonia, succum...
Publish Date
2003
September 1
Goodreads rating
3.8
ISBN
9780060557546
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Jun 04, 2021
@Rachelrooo Better late than never, what an amazing amazing book.      source