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The Confessions of Nat Turner
The Confessions of Nat Turner | William Clark Styron
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The explosive 1967 Pulitzer Prizewinning novel, a gripping and unforgettable portrait of the leader of Americas bloodiest slave revolt The Confessions of Nat Turner is William Styrons 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 Turners 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 Styrons deeply layered characterization is a stunning rendering of one mans 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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I collect older versions of Modern Library editions. Husband built me this table so I can display a few of the covers. He may not be a reader, but his hobbies sure benefit (read ‘enable‘) mine! ❤️😆

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The Confessions of Nat Turner | William Clark Styron

Let the controversy surrounding this book be the reason you read it. I read it for a history class, and wound up wrapped deep into the life of Nat Turner. Styron took a chance in the 1960‘s, a white author writing the innermost thoughts of an 1830‘s African American slave. The prose is strong, the story never dull, and the minute details such as food and dress historically accurate and educational.

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The Confessions of Nat Turner | William Clark Styron

This book was controversial near the time of publication. White guy writes about black experience kind of thing. Regardless, quite good, quick read. Interesting to examine what could have been going on in Turner's head during this period. Well done, great characters, Styron strikes a chord again!

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