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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:

Set in 1831, The Confessions Of Nat Turner tells — in his own words — of a black man who awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. His name is Nat Turner and he is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of that "peculiar institution."

About the Author

William Styron (1925-2006), 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. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Howells Medal, the American Book Award, the Légion d'Honneur, and the Witness to Justice Award from the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation. With his wife, the poet and activist Rose Styron, he lived for most of his adult life in Roxbury, Connecticut, and in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, where he is buried.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679736639
Author:
Styron, William
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Styron, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Slaves -- Virginia -- Fiction.
Subject:
Slave insurrections.
Subject:
Southampton Insurrection, 18
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. HRS-D-NH-90-4
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.01x5.19x1.06 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Set in 1831, The Confessions Of Nat Turner tells — in his own words — of a black man who awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. His name is Nat Turner and he is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of that "peculiar institution."
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