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May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

The Known World

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This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 415 page book.

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Author: Edward P. Jones
Key Words: Fiction, Award Winners, Politics, African-American Studies, Contemporary

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Book Description:

One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, The Known World is a daring and ambitious work by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward P. Jones. The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order, and chaos ensues. Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all its moral complexities.


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Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 54 Incidents

d*mm*t, h*llish, d*mn*d, h*ll

Anatomical Terms - 3 Incidents

p*cker, *ss

Scatological Terms - 10 Incidents

sh*thouse, bl**dy, sh*t

Religious Profanities - 7 Incidents

demons, godd*mn

Derogatory Terms - 114 Incidents

h*ssy, n*gg*rs, n*gg*r, n*gr*, h*e, b*st*rd


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Sexual Content


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Conversation Topics

9 Topics - 50 mentions of those topics

corpse, ghost, skull, kill, murder, drunkard, alcoholic, cigarette, drunk

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