The Confessions of Nat Turner

Author(s): William Styron

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A first-person narrative that depicts a good man's transformation into an avenging angel. A Pulitzer Prize winner. 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'. William Styron's ambitious and stunningly accomplished novel is Turner's confession, made to his jailers under the duress of his God. Encompasses the betrayals, cruelties and humiliations that made up slavery - and that still sear the collective psyches of both races.

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A first-person narrative that depicts a good man's transformation into an avenging angel

Born at Newport News, Virginia, in 1925, William Styron was educated at Duke University. He served in the Marine Corps during the last war, and was recalled to service during the Korean War. After 1952, he lived mainly in Europe, before settling in a rural part of Connecticut.

General Fields

  • : 9780099285564
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.366
  • : July 2004
  • : 199mm X 133mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Styron
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : good
  • : 432