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The Known World

Author : Edward P. Jones
ISBN : 9780061746369
Genre : Fiction
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From Edward P. Jones comes one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory—winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order, and chaos ensues. Edward P. Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all its moral complexities. “A masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon.”—Time
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The Known World Lp

Author : Edward P. Jones
ISBN : 0060749911
Genre : Fiction
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When a plantation proprietor and former slave--now possessing slaves of his own--dies, his household falls apart in the wake of a slave rebellion and corrupt underpaid patrollers who enable free black people to be sold into slavery. (Historical Fiction)
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The Known World

Author : Edward P. Jones
ISBN : 9780007195305
Genre : African American plantation owners
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An epic narrative that takes a look at slavery in all of its moral complexities.
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A Map Of The Known World

Author : Lisa Ann Sandell
ISBN : 9780545069717
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fourteen-year-old Cora is devastated by the death of her older brother and apprehensive about being a freshman in the same high school he attended, but finds unexpected solace in art.
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Autism And The Edges Of The Known World

Author : Olga Bogdashina
ISBN : 0857002392
Genre : Psychology
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In this intelligent and incisive book, Olga Bogdashina explores old and new theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both reflects and constructs that view. Examining the 'whys' and 'hows' of the senses, and the role of language, Olga Bogdashina challenges common perceptions of what it means to be 'normal' and 'abnormal'. In doing so she shows that autism can help to illuminate our understanding of what it means to be human, and of how we develop faculties that shape our cognition, language, and behaviour. In the final chapter, she explores phenomena often associated with the paranormal - including premonitions, telepathy and déjà vu - and shows that these can largely be explained in natural terms. This book will appeal to anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism, including students and researchers, clinical practitioners, individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, teachers, speech and occupational therapists, and other professionals.
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A Study Guide For Edward P Jones S The Known World

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410350565
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Edward P. Jones's "The Known World," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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The Map Of The Known World

Author : Steven Smith
ISBN : 9781847284228
Genre : Fiction
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Prester John rules the Known World with an iron grip. Through his servants, the fanatical Brotherhood of Redemption, his dominion stretches into every land. Meanwhile fourteen year old Elowen Aubyn lives a miserable life in an orphanage. Bullied by the other children and by the cruel Master, she dreams of escape and adventure, little realising that her dreams are about to become terrifyingly real. When an encounter with the mysterious Tom Hickathrift leaves Elowen in possession of an ancient map, she is forced to flee and to seek the Illuminati, a forbidden sect long opposed to Prester John. Pursued by deadly enemies, Elowen soon discovers that her journey is far more dangerous than she could have possibly imagined. For the map she carries holds a secret, a secret that could change the world forever... The first part of the TREE OF LIFE trilogy, The Map of the Known World takes you into a saga of forgotten magic, epic adventure and treachery that will grip both young and old.
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The Known World

Author : Don Bogen
ISBN : 9780819571847
Genre : Poetry
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Turning bare description into a luxuriance, The Known World looks at the complex relationship of past and present, creating energetic juxtaposition between different historic periods to envision life at the end of our own century. Don Bogen calls the work an archeology, and uses details f life in past eras as a way of penetrating the surfaces of history. In his account, everything known is both encumbered with and defined by the past. Short poems in this collection cohere around the long title poem, which explores the nineteenth century through more than thirty sections in different voices and styles, including lists, mock letters, brief narratives, and lyric passages. The result is lively and illuminating.
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On The Edge Of The Known World Prayer And Ptsd

Author : Karen Ander Francis
ISBN : 9781467094467
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On the Edge of the Known World lays bare the authentic struggle of a woman filled with insecurity and fear, who comes to a place full of grace and trust following a nearly fatal car crash. As the author fights to regain control of her body, she finds that the life she strives to reclaim unravels. On the long road back Ms. Francis comes to grips with post-traumatic stress disorder and the truth about her life before the accident. On the Edge of the Known World reveals the inner journey of the author as she attempts to makes sense of the accident and its aftermath, and discovers answers to the questions the events raise: Who am I now? How am I to live? And why am I afraid to pray?
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All Aunt Hagar S Children

Author : Edward P. Jones
ISBN : 0061857149
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In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than ever Returning to the city that inspired his first prizewinning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens. All Aunt Hagar's Children turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them further north, people who in Jones's masterful hands, emerge as fully human and morally complex, whether they are country folk used to getting up with the chickens or people with centuries of education behind them. In the title story, in which Jones employs the first-person rhythms of a classic detective story, a Korean War veteran investigates the death of a family friend whose sorry destiny seems inextricable from his mother's own violent Southern childhood. In "In the Blink of God's Eye" and "Tapestry" newly married couples leave behind the familiarity of rural life to pursue lives of urban promise only to be challenged and disappointed. With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw away and the future uncertain, Jones's cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come.
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