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Jordan County

(1954)
A collection of stories by

 
Before Shelby Foote undertook his epic history of the Civil War, he wrote this fictional chronicle, "a landscape in narrative", of Jordan County, Mississippi, a place where the traumas of slavery, war, and Reconstruction are as tangible as rock formations. The seven stories in Jordan County move backward in time, from 1950 to 1797, and through the lives of characters as diverse as a black horn player doomed by tuberculosis and convulsive jealousy, a tormented and ineffectual fin-de-siecle aristocrat, and a half-wild frontiersman who builds a plantation in Choctaw territory only to watch it burn at the close of the Civil War. In prose of almost biblical gravity, and with a deep knowledge of the ways in which history shapes human lives, and sometimes warps them beyond repair, Foote gives us an ambitious, troubling work of fiction that builds on the traditions of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor but that is resolutely unique.

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Hardback Editions

May 1992 : USA Library Binding
Title: Jordan County
Author(s): Shelby Foote
ISBN: 0-8446-6874-5 / 978-0-8446-6874-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
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Paperback Editions

January 1900 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Jordan County: A Novel
Author(s): Shelby Foote
ISBN: 0-679-73616-6 / 978-0-679-73616-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

December 2004 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Jordan County
Author(s): Shelby Foote
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2002 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Jordan County: A Landscape in Narrative
Author(s): Shelby Foote
ISBN: 0-7861-9439-1 / 978-0-7861-9439-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Jordan County
Author(s): Shelby Foote, Tom Parker
ISBN: 0-7861-2309-5 / 978-0-7861-2309-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Jordan County: A Novel
Author(s): Shelby Foote
Publisher: Vintage
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