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Native son / Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad.

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  • ISBN: 006083756X
  • ISBN: 9780060837563
  • ISBN: 9780061148507
  • ISBN: 0061148504
  • ISBN: 9781435293403
  • ISBN: 1435293401
  • ISBN: 9780756964412
  • ISBN: 0756964415
  • ISBN: 9781417686087
  • ISBN: 1417686081
  • ISBN: 0061366315
  • ISBN: 9780061366314
  • Physical Description: xxii, 504, 16 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Perennial Classics edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The restored text, established by the Library of America."
Originally published in 1940 by Harper & Brothers ; restored edition copyright ©1993 by Ellen Wright.
Some releases bound by Paw Prints.
ALA banned and challenged classics.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / Arnold Rampersad -- Book 1 -- Book 2 -- Book 3 -- How "Bigger" was born -- Chronology -- Notes on the texts -- Notes.
Summary, etc.:
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright's novel is just as powerful today as when it was written -- in its reflection of poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America.
Subject: Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
African American men > Fiction.
Death row inmates > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Murderers > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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