Native Son

Richard Wright

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 17-08-2000

£10.99

Features a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman’s death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to acknowledge a strange pride in his crime.

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SKU: 9780099282938

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Discover Richard Wright’s brutal and gripping masterpiece. ‘The most important and celebrated novel of Negro life to have appeared in America’ James BaldwinGripping and furious, Native Son follows Bigger Thomas, a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman’s death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to acknowledge a strange pride in his crime. Native Son shocked readers on its first publication in 1940 and went on to make Richard Wright the first bestselling black writer in America.

Additional information

Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 129 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 480