Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

Confessions of Nat Turner

by

Confessions of Nat Turner Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

The Confessions of Nat Turner 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.

The Confessions of Nat Turner is not only a masterpiece of storytelling; is also reveals in unforgettable human terms the agonizing essence of Negro slavery. Through the mind of a slave, Willie Styron has re-created a catastrophic event, and dramatized the intermingled miseries, frustrations--and hopes--which caused this extraordinary black man to rise up out of the early mists of our history and strike down those who held his people in bondage.

Synopsis:

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'. This novel is Turner's confession, made to jailers under the duress of his God.

Synopsis:

First-person narrative that depicts a good man's tranformation into an avenging angel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099285564
Author:
STYRON, W
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Styron, William
Location:
N
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20040603
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
200 x 126 in.

Other books you might like

  1. Optimist's Daughter Used Mass Market $3.50
  2. House Made of Dawn Used Mass Market $3.50
  3. The Known World Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage...
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Water for Elephants
    Used Mass Market $1.50
  6. Killer Angels
    Used Book Club Hardcover $3.50

Related Subjects

Business » Communication
Business » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Confessions of Nat Turner Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 432 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780099285564 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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'. This novel is Turner's confession, made to jailers under the duress of his God.
"Synopsis" by , First-person narrative that depicts a good man's tranformation into an avenging angel.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.