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The Resource Native son [sound recording], by Richard Wright

Native son [sound recording], by Richard Wright

Label
Native son [sound recording]
Title
Native son [sound recording]
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Wright
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bigger Thomas, a 20 year-old black man, is uneducated, unsophisticated, and unemployed. When a wealthy family offers him a chauffeur's position, Bigger is torn between gratitude for the job and anger over his subservient status. On his first evening, the family's daughter orders Bigger to spend a drunken night on the town with her and a gentleman friend. By morning the young woman is dead. Native Son is a stark and troubling account of murder, guilt, and racial hatred
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
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10068770
Cataloging source
GO9
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1908-1960
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Wright, Richard
Dewey number
813.52
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3545.R815
LC item number
N25 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Peter Francis James
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James, Peter Francis
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Native son [sound recording], by Richard Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
15 sound discs (17.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780061457838
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)227033450
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Native son [sound recording], by Richard Wright
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
15 sound discs (17.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780061457838
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)227033450
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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