The confessions of Nat Turner
Title
The confessions of Nat Turner

Author
Styron, William, 1925-2006, author.

ISBN
9780679736639

Edition
1st Vintage international ed.

Publication Information
New York : Vintage Books, 1993 [i.e. 1992]

Physical Description
xviii, 455 p. ; 21 cm.

General Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, 1967.

Reading Level
1450 L Lexile

Personal Subject
Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831-Fiction.

Subject Term
Southampton Insurrection, 1831 -- Fiction.
 
Slave insurrections -- Fiction.
 
African American men -- Fiction.
 
African Americans -- Fiction.
 
Slaves -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Virginia -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction.

Genre
Biographical fiction.
 
Historical fiction.

Summary
In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery. The revolt was led by a remarkable Negro preacher named Nat Turner, an educated slave who felt himself divinely ordained to annihilate all the white people in the region. This story is narrated by Nat himself as he lingers in jail through the cold autumnal days before his execution. The compelling story ranges over the whole of Nat's life, reaching its inevitable and shattering climax that bloody day in August.


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