By (author) Richard Nathaniel Wright
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Native Son by Richard Nathaniel Wright
Book DescriptionRight 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780756909079
(196mm x 132mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Nathaniel Wright
Black Boy, Hardback (April 2007)
An enduring story of one young man's coming off age during a particular time and place, "Black Boy" remains a seminal text in history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America.
Native Son, Hardback (August 2005)
Widely acclaimed as one of the finest books ever written on race and class divisions in America, this powerful novel reflects the forces of poverty, injustice, and hopelessness that continue to shape society.
Rite of Passage, Hardback (January 1996)» View all books by Richard Nathaniel Wright
When Johnny Gibbs learns that the family he thought he belonged to are not his blood relatives, and that he must go to a foster home, he runs away. "Striking characters, vivid dialogue, dramatic descriptions, and enduring themes introduce a new generation of readers to Wright's powerful voice".--School Library Journal.
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