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The Underground Railroad Paperback - 2018

by Colson Whitehead

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - PULITZER PRIZE WINNER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER - "An American masterpiece" (NPR) that chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. - The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood--where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.

In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop.

As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage--and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

Look for Colson Whitehead's new novel, Crook Manifesto!

First Edition Identification

First edition published by Doubleday, New York, 2016. First editions, first printings have "First Edition" printed on the copyright page and a full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.  Boards are black with black lettering on a white cloth spine. Back of the Dust jacket has a bar code area centered on the bottom with ISBN 978-0-385-54236-4 above the larger bar code. The back of the dust jacket also features seven blurbs of praise for the Writing of Colson Whitehead by John Updike, The New York Observer, Rolling Stone, The Miami Herald, People, The Washington Post, and USA Today. An unspecified amount of first editions have a signed tipped-in page preceding the title page.

Details

  • Title The Underground Railroad
  • Author Colson Whitehead
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Later Edition
  • Pages 336
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Vintage
  • Date 2018-01-30
  • ISBN 9780345804327 / 0345804325
  • Weight 0.55 lbs (0.25 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.95 x 5.15 x 0.7 in (20.19 x 13.08 x 1.78 cm)
  • Reading level 890
  • Themes
    • Ethnic Orientation: African American
  • Library of Congress subjects Fantasy fiction, Fugitive slaves
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

About the author

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, which in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, as well as The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships. He lives in New York City.

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