The Known World-logo

The Known World

Edward P. Jones

More Information

Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order and chaos ensues. In a daring and ambitious novel, Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexities. Performed by Kevin Free

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin R. Free

Length:

14h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:03:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

56:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

58:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

55:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

47:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:06:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

50:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:05:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

57:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

54:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

52:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:31