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The Resource Native son, by Richard Wright ; with an introduction, "How 'Bigger' was born," by the author ; afterword by John Reilly

Native son, by Richard Wright ; with an introduction, "How 'Bigger' was born," by the author ; afterword by John Reilly

Label
Native son
Title
Native son
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Wright ; with an introduction, "How 'Bigger' was born," by the author ; afterword by John Reilly
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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063665
Cataloging source
DLC
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1908-1960
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Wright, Richard
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.R815
LC item number
N25 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rampersad, Arnold
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True
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  • Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character)
  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murderers
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Native son, by Richard Wright ; with an introduction, "How 'Bigger' was born," by the author ; afterword by John Reilly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Abridged ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 398 p.
Isbn
9780060533489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003051421
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060533489
  • (OCoLC)52178562
Label
Native son, by Richard Wright ; with an introduction, "How 'Bigger' was born," by the author ; afterword by John Reilly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Abridged ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 398 p.
Isbn
9780060533489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003051421
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060533489
  • (OCoLC)52178562

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