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The Resource The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead, (text large print)

The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead, (text large print)

Label
The Underground Railroad : a novel
Title
The Underground Railroad
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
  • Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels
Summary
After Cora, a pre-Civil War Georgia slave, escapes with another slave, Caesar, they seek the help of the Underground Railroad as they flee from state to state and try to evade a slave catcher, Ridgeway, who is determined to return them to the South
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2017.
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2017.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515877
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • First large print edition.
  • Large print ed.
Extent
417 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524736309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949211766
Label
The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • First large print edition.
  • Large print ed.
Extent
417 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524736309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949211766

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