+612 9045 4394
The Confessions of Nat Turner : Vintage Classics - William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner

Vintage Classics

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780099285564
Number Of Pages: 432

Share This Book:


RRP $29.99
Ships in 15 business days

A first-person narrative that depicts a good man's transformation into an avenging angel

In 1831 Nat Turner awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. He is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of 'that peculiar institution'. William Styron's ambitious and stunningly accomplished novel is Turner's confession, made to his jailers under the duress of his God. Encompasses the betrayals, cruelties and humiliations that made up slavery - and that still sear the collective psyches of both races.

About the Author

Born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1925, William Styron was educated at Duke University. He served in the Marine Corps during the last war, and was recalled to service during the Korean War. After 1952, he lived mainly in Europe, before settling in a rural part of Connecticut.

He is the author of The Long March, Lie Down In Darkness, Set This House On Fire and Sophie's Choice. He has also published Darkness Visible, the remarkable story of his descent into depression, the collection This Quiet Dust and Other Writings, and A Tidewater Morning. William Styron died in 2006.

Industry Reviews

"Styron has brought to bear on the experience of the Afro-American his penetrating intelligence and his immense skills in creating character, writing dialogue and confronting explosive themes" * Financial Times * "Immensely powerful and compelling" * Spectator * "Magnificent...It is one of those rare books that show us our American past, our present - ourselves - is a dazzling shaft of light...A triumph" * New York Times *

I would buy this product again and again


Gripping historical account of slave uprising in Virginia. Beautifully written, passionate and certainly one of Styron's best. I have given this book as present to many people over the years and always positive feedback . Truly one of the best reads I've ever read



The Confessions of Nat Turner

5.0 1


ISBN: 9780099285564
ISBN-10: 0099285568
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

This product is categorised by