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Native Son (Abridged)

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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.

This abridged edition includes an introduction, "How Bigger Was Born," by the author, as well as an afterword by John Reilly.

Synopsis:

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.

This abridged edition includes an introduction, "How Bigger Was Born," by the author, as well as an afterword by John Reilly.

About the Author

Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his novels, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060533489
Author:
Wright, Richard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Author:
by Richard A. Wright
Author:
Wright, Richard A.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Death row inmates
Subject:
Thomas, Bigger
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1940
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20030930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.02x5.40x1.03 in. .75 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060533489 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

This abridged edition includes an introduction, "How Bigger Was Born," by the author, as well as an afterword by John Reilly.

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