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Title:
The confessions of Nat Turner / William Styron.
Call Number:
FIC STY
Publication Date:
1993 [i.e. 1992]
Edition:
1st Vintage international ed.
Publisher:
New York : Vintage Books, 1993 [i.e. 1992]
Physical Description:
xviii, 455 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Originally published: New York : Random House, 1967.
Summary:
In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery. The revolt was led by a remarkable Negro preacher named Nat Turner, an educated slave who felt himself divinely ordained to annihilate all the white people in the region. This story is narrated by Nat himself as he lingers in jail through the cold autumnal days before his execution. The compelling story ranges over the whole of Nat's life, reaching its inevitable and shattering climax that bloody day in August.
Awards Note:
McFadden Lecturer 1994.
Horizon Bib Number:
1392768
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