The Resource The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

Label
The Underground Railroad
Title
The Underground Railroad
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can
Awards note
  • The Pulitzer Prize for fiction 2017
  • The National Book Award
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1969-
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Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
  • 813.6
  • 813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Southern States
Label
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780708898406
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780708898406
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780708898406
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780708898406
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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