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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Virginia

Subjects:

  • Styron, William, 1925-,
  • Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831 -- In literature.,
  • Southampton Insurrection, 1831 -- Literature and the insurrection.,
  • Slave insurrections -- Historiography.,
  • African Americans in literature.,
  • Race relations in literature.,
  • Slavery in literature.,
  • Virginia -- In literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by John Henrik Clarke.
ContributionsClarke, John Henrik, 1915-, Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3569.T9 C639 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 120 p. :
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2380128M
ISBN 100313259577
LC Control Number87008695

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William Styron's account of The Confessions of Nat Turner differs significantly from the original Confessions of Nat Turner garnered by Turner's lawyer while he awaited his trial and impending e of this, the fact of whether it is historical-fiction or historical-fiction, is not an irrelevant of controversy—that Styron is a racist or that he minimizes the. William Styron (), a native of the Virginia Tidewater, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness Visible, and A Tidewater Morning. Friday marks the th anniversary of the start of Nat Turner's rebellion, a four-day slave insurrection in that killed 60 white people in rural Southampton County, Va. White novelist and Virginia native William Styron in published "The Confessions of Nat Turner," narrated by Turner, the revolt's leader. Styron imagined much of Turner's character and the bloody events of the uprising. The “magnificent” Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times–bestselling novel about the preacher who led America’s bloodiest slave revolt (The New York Times). The Confessions of Nat Turner is William Styron’s complex and richly drawn imagining of Nat Turner, the leader of the slave rebellion in Virginia that led to the deaths of almost sixty men, women, and children.

The “magnificent” Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times –bestselling novel about the preacher who led America’s bloodiest slave revolt (The New York Times). The Confessions of Nat Turner is William Styron’s complex and richly drawn imagining of Nat Turner, the leader of the slave rebellion in Virginia that led to the. : william styron's Nat Turner Ten Black writers Respond: A good condition copy. Covers are creased. Binding is tight and secure and the contents are clear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of Range: $ - $   To call William Styron’s "The Confessions of Nat Turner" and the response to it a seminal event would be understating its impact. The novel focusing on a visionary who led the most effective and lethal slave rebellion in American history won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, which a group of black intellectuals said it did not deserve. Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Ideas Gift Cards Sell All Books Children's Books School Books History Fiction Travel & Holiday Arts & Photography Mystery & Suspense Business & InvestingReviews: 5.