Book Review of The Known World

The Known World
The Known World
Author: Edward P. Jones
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 13


Pulitzer Prize winner for 2004, this book is a rich portrayal of slavery and free blacks during the mid-1800s in the US. No Civil War militaria, this book is a profound and deep look of the lives of slaves and their masters--some of whom are black. Left me thinking of the characters long after finishing the book.