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The Known World: 1 Hardcover – 24 September 2003

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins US; 1st edition (24 September 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0060557540
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060557546
  • Dimensions : 23.67 x 16.33 x 3.3 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 493 ratings

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"'The Known World' is a great novel, one that may eventually be placed with the best of American Literature." -- San Diego Union-Tribune

"A masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon." -- Time

"Fascinating...poignant....[A] complex and fine novel." -- Baltimore Sun

"Heartbreaking....fascinating." -- Newsweek

"Stunning....His first novel is...likely to win acclaim." --New York Times

About the Author

Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar"s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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