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The Confessions of Nat Turner - William Styron
The Confessions of Nat Turner
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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.
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099285564 (0099285568)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Edition language: English
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lanewillson
lanewillson rated it
3.0 The Confessions of Nat Turner
"Each of us, helplessly and forever, contains the other -- male in female, female in male, white in black, and black in white. We are part of each other." - James BaldwinI became interested in reading The Confessions of Nat Turner after reading Alexandra Styron's biography of her father. It was one ...
Warwick
Warwick rated it
This book caused quite a controversy when it came out in 1967, and judging from some of the reviews here and on Amazon, it's continuing to do so. I didn't know about any of that when I started it, but the more I read the novel, the more dissatisfying and even irresponsible it started to seem.Some ha...
SJane
SJane rated it
Probably my favorite American novel.
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