Native Son

Native Son - Vintage Classics

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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 Baldwin

Gripping 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099282938
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 15477
Number of pages: 454
Weight: 332g
Height: 196mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 31mm