The Underground Railroad Pulitzer Prize Winner National Book Award Winner Oprah s Book Club

The Underground Railroad  Pulitzer Prize Winner   National Book Award Winner   Oprah s Book Club

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385537049

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller 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 bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!
Categories: Fiction

The Underground Railroad Oprah s Book Club

The Underground Railroad  Oprah s Book Club

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum ...

Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781524736309

Category: Fiction

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Now an original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s 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. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Colson Whitehead’s best-selling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!
Categories: Fiction

Literary analysis for English Literature for the IB Diploma

Literary analysis for English Literature for the IB Diploma

... Republic of the Philippines, Canada, Open Market (incl. European Union)); Excerpt(s) from The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A novel by Colson Whitehead.

Author: Carolyn P. Henly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510463080

Category: Study Aids

Page: 128

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Build confidence in a range of key literary analysis techniques and skills with this practical companion, full of advice and guidance from experienced experts. - Build analysis techniques and skills through a range of strategies, serving as a useful companion throughout the course - from critical-thinking, referencing and citation and the development of a line of inquiry to reflecting on the writing process and constructing essays for Paper 1 and Paper 2 - Develop skills in how to approach a text using literary analysis strategies and critical theory, for both unseen literary texts (the basis of Paper 1) and texts studied in class - Learn how to engage with texts so that you can write convincingly and passionately about literature through active reading, note-taking, asking questions, and developing a personal response to texts - Concise, clear explanations help students navigate the IB requirements, including advice on assessment objectives and how literary analysis weaves through Paper 1, Paper 2, the HL Essay, Individual Oral and the Learner Profile - Engaging activities are provided to test understanding of each topic and develop skills for the exam - guiding answers are available to check responses
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English Literature for the IB Diploma

English Literature for the IB Diploma

Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp (US, its territories and Canada rights); pp.145–6 'Georgia' from The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize winner) (National Book Award winner) (Oprah's Book Club): a novel by ...

Author: Carolyn P. Henly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510462984

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Everything you need to deliver a rich, concept-based approach for the new IB Diploma English Literature course. - Navigate seamlessly through all aspects of the syllabus with in-depth coverage of the new course structure and content - Investigate the three areas of exploration, concept connections and global issues in detail to help students become flexible, critical readers - Learn how to appreciate a variety of texts with a breadth of reading material and forms from a diverse pool of authors - Engaging activities are provided to test understanding of each topic and develop skills - guiding answers are available to check your responses - Identify opportunities to make connections across the syllabus, with explicit reference to TOK, EE and CAS
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21st Century US Historical Fiction

21st Century US Historical Fiction

com/en_uk/article/4w5xqw/colson-whitehead-the-underground-railroad- vice-interview. Harvey, David. 1991. ... pulitzer-prize-winner-national-book-award-winner-oprahs-book-club-by- colson-whitehead/. Raleigh Register and North Carolina ...

Author: Ruth Maxey

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030418977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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This new collection examines important US historical fiction published since 2000. Exploring historical novels by established American writers such as Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, Chang-rae Lee, James McBride, Susan Choi, and George Saunders, the book also includes chapters on first-time novelists. Individual essays in 21st Century US Historical Fiction: Contemporary Responses to the Past tackle prominent and provocative new novels, for example, recent Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction by Anthony Doerr, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colson Whitehead. Interrogating such key themes as war, race, sexuality, trauma and childhood; notions of genre and periodization; and recent theorizations of historical fiction, scholars from the United States, Canada, Britain and Ireland analyze an emerging canon of contemporary historical fiction by an ethno-racially diverse range of major American writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Underground Railroad Television Tie in

The Underground Railroad  Television Tie in

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 bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!

Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780593314760

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning, National Book Award-winning, Oprah-anointed, #1 New York Times bestselling novel that explores America's troubled racial past as only he can—now an original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins. Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where even 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 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 strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates 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 bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!
Categories: Fiction

Play Among Books

Play Among Books

... COLSON , The Underground Railroad ( Pulitzer Prize Winner ) ( National Book Award Winner ) ( Oprah's Book Club ) : A Novel 12715 WHITEHEAD , COLSON , Zone One 12716 WHITEHOUSE , SHELDON & STINNETT , MELANIE WACHTELL , Captured : The ...

Author: Miro Roman

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783035624052

Category: Architecture

Page: 528

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How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.
Categories: Architecture

Summary and Analysis of The Underground Railroad

Summary and Analysis of The Underground Railroad

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction #1 New York Times bestseller Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection “I haven't been as simultaneously moved and entertained by a book for many years.

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504044080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 30

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Underground Railroad tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Colson Whitehead’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award–winning The Underground Railroad is a bold, original, and unflinchingly brutal portrait of slavery during the darkest period in American history. On the cusp of womanhood, Cora is a runaway slave, pursued by her memories of abuse and abandonment, and by the implacable and notoriously cruel slave hunter known as Ridgeway. Her journey on the Underground Railroad—in Whitehead’s conceit, a literal, subterranean railway—propels her journey across a dangerous landscape in search of freedom. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Understanding Colson Whitehead

Understanding Colson Whitehead

2021 University of South Carolina Published by the University of South Carolina Press Columbia, South Carolina 29208 ... from The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel by ...

Author: Derek C. Maus

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781643361758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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An inviting point of entrance into the truth seeking, genre defying novels of the award-winning author In 2020 Colson Whitehead became the youngest recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Although Whitehead's widely divergent books complicate overarching categorization, Derek C. Maus argues that they are linked by their skepticism toward the ostensible wisdom inherited from past generations and the various forms of "stories" that transmit it. Whitehead, best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Underground Railroad, bids readers to accompany him on challenging, often open-ended literary excursions designed to reexamine—and frequently defy—accepted notions of truth. Understanding Colson Whitehead unravels the parallel structures found within Whitehead's books from his 1999 debut The Intuitionist through 2019's The Nickel Boys, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. By first imitating and then violating their conventions, Whitehead attempts to transcend the limits of the formulas of the genres in which he seems to write. Whitehead similarly tests subject matter, again imitating and then satirizing various forms of conventional wisdom as a means of calling out unexamined, ignored, or malevolent aspects of American culture. Although it is only one of many subjects that Whitehead addresses, race is often central to his work. It serves as a prime example of Whitehead's attempt to prompt his readers into revisiting their assumptions about meanings and values. By upending the literary formulas of the detective novel, the heroic folktale, the coming-of-age story, the zombie apocalypse, the slave narrative, and historical fiction, Whitehead reveals the flaws and shortcomings by which Americans have defined themselves. In addition to evoking such explicitly literary storytelling traditions, Whitehead also directs attention toward other interrelated historical and cultural processes that influence how race, class, gender, education, social status, and other categories of identity determine what an individual supposedly can and cannot do.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Seen Unseen

Seen Unseen

Hidden Lives in a Community of Enslaved Georgians Christopher R. Lawton, Laura E. Nelson, Randy L. Reid. Excerpt from The Underground Railroad: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Award winner, Oprah's Book Club), ...

Author: Christopher R. Lawton

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820358963

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Seen/Unseen is a vivid portrait of the complex network that created, held, and sustained a community of the enslaved. The hundreds of men and women kept in bondage by the Cobb-Lamar family, one of the wealthiest and most politically prominent families in antebellum America, labored in households and on plantations that spanned Georgia. Fragments of their lives were captured in thousands of letters written between family members, who recorded the external experiences of the enslaved but never fully reckoned with their humanity. Drawn together for the first time, these fragments reveal a community that maintained bonds of affection, kinship, and support across vast distances of space, striving to make their experiences in slavery more bearable. Christopher R. Lawton, Laura E. Nelson, and Randy L. Reid have meticulously excavated the vast Cobb Family Papers at the University of Georgia to introduce into the historical record the lives of Aggy Carter and her father George, Rachel Lamar Cole, Alfred Putnam, Berry Robinson, Bob Scott, and Sylvia Shropshire and her daughter Polly. Each experienced enslavement in ways that were at once both remarkably different and similar. Seen/Unseen tells their stories through four interconnected chapters, each supported by a careful selection of primary source documents and letters. After mapping the underlying structures that supported the wealth and power of the Cobb-Lamar family, the authors then explore how those same pathways were used by the enslaved to function within the existing system, confront the limitations placed on them, challenge what they felt were its worst injustices, and try to shape the boundaries of their own lives.
Categories: Social Science