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Native Son - Richard Wright
Native Son
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Widely acclaimed as one of the finest books ever written on race and class divisions in America, this powerful novel reflects the forces of poverty, injustice, and hopelessness that continue to shape out society.
Widely acclaimed as one of the finest books ever written on race and class divisions in America, this powerful novel reflects the forces of poverty, injustice, and hopelessness that continue to shape out society.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060837563 (006083756X)
ASIN: 006083756X
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 462
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
5.0 Wright' Native Son
I had for reasons that are unclear to me, put off reading Native Son. I'm sorry that I did that because it is a brilliant novel. The main character of Bigger Thomas, is brilliantly drawn and it is a psychological masterpiece. The book shows how fear and ignorance brought about by race prejudice d...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
4.0 Native Son
A challenging read. The easy route for the author Richard Wright would've been to write a novel asking us to sympathize with a black man wrongfully accused of murder in a racist community. But he does not take the easy route. Instead he implores the reader to follow Bigger Thomas, a young black man ...
davidofterra
davidofterra rated it
1.0 Native Son
This book was assigned reading in high school. It's the story of a lowlife who murders two women and rapes his girlfriend.
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
4.0
Here is the scariest character in literature. Even Wright is terrified of him. I had this thought as I finished Native Son: I thought, "This is the bravest book I've ever read." I've read a lot of protest books, a lot of warnings, but most authors give you a way out: "Look out, but here's what you s...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
5.0 Native Son
First of all, I am shocked--shocked this book was published in 1940. Not only was it published by an American publisher, but it was read, well received, and even chose as a Book-of-the-Month Club selection (although some changes were made to the BotM edition to tone down some of the more objectionab...
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