The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
The novel is based on an extant document, the "confession" of Turner to the white lawyer Thomas Gray. In the historical confessions, Turner claims to have been divinely inspired, charged with a mission from God to lead a slave uprising and destroy the white race.
The 1200th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 25th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
- - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
- - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)