The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

"The Confessions of Nat Turner" is a fictionalized account of a historical event, the 1831 Virginia slave uprising led by Nat Turner. The book is presented as a first-person narrative from Turner's perspective, exploring his life as a slave, his religious visions, and the violent rebellion he led against white slaveholders. The novel delves into the complexities of slavery, morality, and rebellion, while also examining the psychological trauma inflicted by the institution of slavery.

The 948th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 373

Since this book was first published in 1967, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 373.0.

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