The Known World

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The Known World
First edition cover
AuthorEdward P. Jones
Cover artistCover design by Laura Blost, Cover photograph copywright Eudora Welty, LLC; Eudora Welty
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Novel
PublisherAmistad Press
Publication date
September 2003
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages400 pp
ISBN0-06-055754-0
OCLC51519698
Dewey Decimal813/.54 21
LC ClassPS3560.O4813 K58 2003
 
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The Known World
First edition cover
AuthorEdward P. Jones
Cover artistCover design by Laura Blost, Cover photograph copywright Eudora Welty, LLC; Eudora Welty
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Novel
PublisherAmistad Press
Publication date
September 2003
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages400 pp
ISBN0-06-055754-0
OCLC51519698
Dewey Decimal813/.54 21
LC ClassPS3560.O4813 K58 2003

The Known World is a 2003 historical novel by Edward P. Jones. Set in antebellum Virginia, it examines the issues regarding the ownership of black slaves by both white and black Americans.

Awards and nominations[edit]

The novel won a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2004.[1][2] In 2005 it won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, one of the richest literary awards for a novel in the English language [3] It was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Book Critics Circle Award past winners, Official Website
  2. ^ 'The Known World' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The New York Times
  3. ^ "The Known World by Edward P. Jones wins the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award", Official Website
  4. ^ "2003 National Book Awards". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

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