Native Son [The Restored Text] by Richard Wright [CENTENNIAL HARDCOVER RE-ISSUE] 2008 • Harper Perennial

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Native Son by Richard Wright edited with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad


Limited centennial edition hardcover re-issue by Harper Perennial featuring the restored text established by the library of America.

Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition.

Dust jacket shows visible wear to edges and some creasing; now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.

Book itself is very nice; clean purple boards.  Contents are clean; Nice bright pages with light signs of age. 

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, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.