Second edition cover
|Author||"Edward P. Jones|
|Cover artist||Cover design by Laura Blost, Cover photograph copyright "Eudora Welty|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|"LC Class||PS3560.O4813 K58 2003|
The Known World is a 2003 historical novel by "Edward P. Jones. Set in "Virginia during the "antebellum era, it examines the issues regarding the ownership of black "slaves by both white and black Americans.
The book was published to widespread acclaim from literary critics, with much praise directed at its story and Jones' prose. In particular, his ability to intertwine stories within stories received great praise from The New York Times.
The novel won a "National Book Critics Circle Award and the "Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2004. In 2005 it won the "International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, one of the richest literary awards for a novel in the English language. It was a finalist for the 2003 "National Book Award.
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