The Underground Railroad
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. Read More chevron_right
Frequently Asked Questions About The Underground Railroad
How long does it take to read The Underground Railroad?
It takes about 6 Hours and 39 minutes on average for a reader to read The Underground Railroad. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.
How long is The Underground Railroad?
The Underground Railroad is 320 pages long.
- Who wrote The Underground Railroad?
Which awards has The Underground Railroad won?
in 2016 The Underground Railroad won the National Book Awards in category .
Books like The Underground Railroad
What should you read after The Underground Railroad Book? Here is a list of books to read if you read and loved The Underground Railroad
Other literary books you might enjoy
Book Reviews (0)
No customer reviews for the moment.