The Confessions of Nat Turner (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, May 4, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The explosive 1967 Pulitzer PrizeĖwinning novel, a gripping and unforgettable portrait of the leader of Americaís bloodiest slave revoltThe Confessions of Nat Turner is William Styronís complex and richly drawn imagining of Nat Turner, the leader of the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia that led to the deaths of almost sixty men, women, and children. Published at the height of the civil rights movement, the novel draws upon the historical Nat Turnerís confession to his attorney, made as he awaited execution in a Virginia jail. This powerful narrative, steeped in the brutal and tragic history of American slavery, reveals a Turner who is neither a hero nor a demon, but rather a man driven to exact vengeance for the centuries of injustice inflicted upon his people.†Nat Turner is a galvanizing portrayal of the crushing institution of slavery, and Styronís deeply layered characterization is a stunning rendering of one manís violent struggle against oppression.†This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

  

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Review: The Confessions of Nat Turner

User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

I read what I think was the 25th anniversary edition with an additional "look back" by the author coming at the end of the book. It was very interesting as it described his process in making some of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bradplumer - Goodreads

My gut first reaction to The Confessions of Nat Turner was something like wow, holy f---, this is brilliant. Then I started flipping through some of the contemporary reviews, the historians who ... Read full review

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William Styron (1925Ė2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, Lie Down in Darkness, at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the international bestseller Sophieís Choice.

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