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The Resource Native son, Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad

Native son, Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad

Label
Native son
Title
Native son
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Creator
Contributor
Author
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
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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
063665
Cataloging source
FIR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1908-1960
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Richard
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.R815
LC item number
N25 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rampersad, Arnold
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Harper Perennial modern classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character)
  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Murderers
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Murderers
  • Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Illinois
Target audience
adult
Label
Native son, Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc044/98028838.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The restored text, established by the Library of America."
  • Originally published in 1940 by Harper & Brothers ; restored edition copyright ©1993 by Ellen Wright
  • Some releases bound by Paw Prints
  • ALA banned and challenged classics
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Arnold Rampersad -- Book 1 -- Book 2 -- Book 3 -- How "Bigger" was born -- Chronology -- Notes on the texts -- Notes
Control code
ocm61277693
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Perennial Classics edition.
Extent
xxii, 504, 16 pages
Isbn
9780061366314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61277693
Label
Native son, Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc044/98028838.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The restored text, established by the Library of America."
  • Originally published in 1940 by Harper & Brothers ; restored edition copyright ©1993 by Ellen Wright
  • Some releases bound by Paw Prints
  • ALA banned and challenged classics
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Arnold Rampersad -- Book 1 -- Book 2 -- Book 3 -- How "Bigger" was born -- Chronology -- Notes on the texts -- Notes
Control code
ocm61277693
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Perennial Classics edition.
Extent
xxii, 504, 16 pages
Isbn
9780061366314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61277693

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