The Underground Railroad : a novel
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Central - Adult Large TypeLT F WHITEChecked OutOctober 12, 2021
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Format
Large Type
Edition
First large print edition.
Physical Desc
417 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781524736309, 1524736309

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"Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection"--Cover.
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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. 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 re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

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Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, C. (2016). The Underground Railroad: a novel. First large print edition. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-. 2016. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-, The Underground Railroad: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. First large print edition. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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