Native Son (Perennial Classics)

3.98 avg rating
( 77,572 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781435293403: Native Son (Perennial Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Before he was 40, Wright dominated literary America, publishing four books in seven years, each a triumph in its genre. His first novel, Native Son (1940), sold at the rate of 2,000 copies a day, making Wright the first best-selling black writer in the country's history. Black Boy (1945), his memoir of his Southern childhood, was a bigger success, selling more than a half-million copies." (New York Times)

"Richard Wright's Native Son is, in addition to being a masterpiece, a Great American Novel" (David Mamet Guardian)

"Unsettling urban violence from the man who was Mosley's inspiration" (The Times)

"Native Son is the story of a young black man who kills two white women; and it was the first book - published in 1940 - to suggest that black Americans could actually get angry. When it came out, it beat The Grapes of Wrath in the best-seller lists" (Independent)

Book Description:

Richard Wright's brutal and gripping novel was a huge hit - selling at a rate of 2,000 copies a day - on first publication in 1940.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780060837563: Native Son (Modern Classics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  006083756X ISBN 13:  9780060837563
Publisher: Harper Perennial, 2005
Softcover

9780061148507: Native Son (P.S.)

Harper..., 2008
Softcover

9780062357250: Native Son

Harper..., 2014
Softcover

9780791096253: "Native Son" - Richard Wright (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations (Hardcover))

Chelse..., 2008
Hardcover

9780060533489: Native Son

Harper..., 2003
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wright, Richard
Published by Paw Prints 2008-05-29 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1435293401 ISBN 13: 9781435293403
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paw Prints 2008-05-29, 2008. Library Binding. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1435293401

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
89.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Wright, Richard
Published by Paw Prints 2008-05-29 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1435293401 ISBN 13: 9781435293403
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paw Prints 2008-05-29, 2008. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111435293401

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
98.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds