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The known world

Author: Edward P Jones; Kevin R Free
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, 2003, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry Townsend, a former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor--William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful white man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County. Under Robbins's tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation as well as his own slaves. Henry tragically fails to understand the fundamental flaws in his thinking that he can be a better slave master than a white man.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Jones; Kevin R Free
ISBN: 006076273X 9780060762735
OCLC Number: 55672857
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
"Includes an interview with the author."--Container.
Performer(s): Performed by Kevin R. Free.
Description: 12 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Edward P. Jones.

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Henry Townsend, a former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor--William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful white man in antebellum Virginia's Manchester County. Under Robbins's tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation as well as his own slaves. Henry tragically fails to understand the fundamental flaws in his thinking that he can be a better slave master than a white man.

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