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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
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel addresses the issue of white American society's responsibility for the repression of blacks. The plot charts the decline of Bigger Thomas, a young African-American imprisoned for two murders--the accidental smothering of his white employer's daughter and the deliberate killing of his girlfriend to silence her. In his cell Thomas confronts his growing sense of injustice and concludes that violence is the only alternative to submission to white society
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
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
063665
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Native son, Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The restored text established by the Library of America."
  • "The text as retored by The Library of America was published in 1991 in a volume entitled Richard Wright: Early Works that also included Lawd Today! and Uncle Tom's Children"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
61277693
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxii, 504, 16 p.
Isbn
9781435293403
Lccn
bl2009015662
System control number
(OCoLC)61277693
Label
Native son, Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Publication
Note
  • "The restored text established by the Library of America."
  • "The text as retored by The Library of America was published in 1991 in a volume entitled Richard Wright: Early Works that also included Lawd Today! and Uncle Tom's Children"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
61277693
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxii, 504, 16 p.
Isbn
9781435293403
Lccn
bl2009015662
System control number
(OCoLC)61277693

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