Native son
—Wright, Richard, 1908-1960, author.
Book
2005
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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.

Item Details
Series:
Harper Perennial modern classics
Harper Perennial modern classics.
Subjects:
African American men -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Death row inmates -- Fiction.
Murderers -- Fiction.
Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
ISBN:
9780061148507
9780060812492
0061148504
0060929804
0060812494
Description:
xxii, 504 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Originally published: [New York] : Harper and Brothers, 1940.
"A novel"--Cover.
"The restored text, established by the Library of America."
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