Confessions of Nat Turner, The
New York: Random House, 1967. Item #02033
First Edition, First Printing
Winner of the 1968 Pulitzer Prize For Fiction
Signed by the Author
STYRON, William. The Confessions of Nat Turner. New York: Random House, 1967.
First edition, first printing, signed by the author. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in; 210 x 140 mm). 428,  pp.
Publisher's original black cloth, lettered in gilt, silver, and red. Bright red printed dust jacket. With Kroch & Brentano's First Edition Circle prospectus offering the book laid in. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
The Confessions of Nat Turner is a 1967 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by American writer William Styron. Presented as a first-person narrative by historical figure Nat Turner, the novel concerns Nat Turner's slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831, but does not always depict the events accurately. It is based on The Confessions of Nat Turner: The Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Virginia, a first-hand account of Turner's confessions published by a local lawyer, Thomas Ruffin Gray, in 1831.
William Clark Styron Jr. (1925-2006) was an American novelist and essayist noted for his treatment of tragic themes and his use of a rich, classical prose style. He won major literary awards for his work including the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner.