The Known World by Edward P. Jones

The Known World is a 2003 historical novel by Edward P. Jones. It was his first novel and second book. Set in antebellum Virginia, it examines issues regarding the ownership of black slaves by free black people as well as by whites. A book with many points of view, The Known World paints an enormous canvas thick with personalities and situations that show how slavery destroys but can also be transcended.

The 310th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 2nd on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  2. - 2nd on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC)
  3. - 6th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  4. - 23rd on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  5. - 59th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  6. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  7. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  8. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  9. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
El Mundo Conocido / The Known World (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 5118316 $42.71 $27.33 2004
The Known World Paperback 76822 $8.45 $2.01 2006
The Known World 1st (first) edition Text Only Hardcover 8855471 $19.07 $14.59
The Known World Hardcover 1875038 $6.15 $0.26 2003
The Known World: A Novel Paperback 99879 $4.95 $0.10 2004
Known World (04) by Jones, Edward P [Paperback (2004)] Paperback 300330 $12.36 $3.57 2004
The Known World by Edward P. Jones (2003-09-03) Hardcover 1586441 $21.70 $6.10
The Known World Hardcover 94243 $3.73 $0.01
The Known World Kindle Edition 18804 $7.99 2009
The Known World CD Audio CD 1047639 $55.56 $8.98 2004
The Known World by Jones, Edward P.. (Amistad,2004) [Paperback] Paperback 1795063 $1,659.41 $5.20 2004