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.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
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 *
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