The Known World

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The Known World
EdwardPJones TheKnownWorld.jpg
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
813/.54 21
LC ClassPS3560.O4813 K58 2003
 
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The Known World
EdwardPJones TheKnownWorld.jpg
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
813/.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.

The book was published to widespread acclaim from literary critics, with much praise directed at its story and Jones' prose.

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]

In 2009, website The Millions polled 48 critics, writers, and editors; the panel voted The Known World the second best novel since 2000.[5]

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. 
  5. ^ Best of the Millennium, Pros versus Readers

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