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The Confessions of Nat Turner By William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner
by William Styron

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEIn 1831 Nat Turner awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. He is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of 'that peculiar institution'. William Styron's ambitious and stunningly accomplished novel is Turner's confession, made to his jailers under the duress of his God.
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The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE In 1831 Nat Turner awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. He is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of 'that peculiar institution'. William Styron's ambitious and stunningly accomplished novel is Turner's confession, made to his jailers under the duress of his God. Encompasses the betrayals, cruelties and humiliations that made up slavery - and that still sear the collective psyches of both races.

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The Confessions of Nat Turner Reviews


"Styron has brought to bear on the experience of the Afro-American his penetrating intelligence and his immense skills in creating character, writing dialogue and confronting explosive themes" * Financial Times *
"Immensely powerful and compelling" * Spectator *
"Magnificent...It is one of those rare books that show us our American past, our present - ourselves - is a dazzling shaft of light...A triumph" * New York Times *

About William Styron


Born at Newport News, Virginia, in 1925, William Styron was educated at Duke University. He served in the Marine Corps during the last war, and was recalled to service during the Korean War. After 1952, he lived mainly in Europe, before settling in a rural part of Connecticut.

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GOR002946236
The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
William Styron
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-07-01
432
0099285568
9780099285564
N/A
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