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Native son

Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Perennial Classics edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wright
ISBN: 0061366315 9780061366314
OCLC Number: 228067115
Notes: "The restored text, established by the Library of America."
A reissue by Harper Perennial Modern Classics of the 1st Perennial Classics edition published 1998.
"Richard Wright 1908-2008 Centennial."--Jacket.
Description: xxii, 488 ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad.

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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.

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