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Native Son

(1940)
A novel by

 
 
Since its publication in 1940, Native Son has become a classic of African-American literature and one of the most important books of this century. A stark and troubling account of murder, guilt, and racial hatred, it was among the first works to sound the alarm for the impending social violence that would explode during the 1960s. Bigger Thomas, a 20-year-old black man, is uneducated, unsophisticated, and unemployed. When a wealthy family offers him a chauffeurs position, Bigger is torn between gratitude for the job and anger over his subservient status. On his first evening, the familys daughter orders Bigger to spend a drunken night on the town with her and a gentleman friend. But events spin out of control and, by morning, the young woman is dead. Divided into sections entitled Fear, Flight, and Fate, Native Son tells a story that is still repeated in court cases involving black men across the country.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Native Son (Perennial Classics)
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 1-4352-9340-1 / 978-1-4352-9340-3 (USA edition)
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August 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Native Son (Modern Classics (Pb))
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August 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Native Son (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Modern Classics) (Modern Classics (Pb))
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 1-4176-8608-1 / 978-1-4176-8608-7 (USA edition)
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December 2003 : USA Library Binding

Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 1-4176-6426-6 / 978-1-4176-6426-9 (USA edition)
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September 2003 : USA Library Binding

Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
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September 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-7569-0907-4 / 978-0-7569-0907-9 (USA edition)
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June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-8488-2577-2 / 978-0-8488-2577-5 (USA edition)
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January 1987 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-8085-1980-8 / 978-0-8085-1980-5 (USA edition)
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December 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 1-56849-694-X / 978-1-56849-694-8 (USA edition)
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January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-06-502366-8 / 978-0-06-502366-4 (USA edition)
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September 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Native Son (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-8161-5787-1 / 978-0-8161-5787-7 (USA edition)
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January 1993 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-606-01128-5 / 978-0-606-01128-0 (USA edition)
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November 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-517-01227-8 / 978-0-517-01227-7 (USA edition)
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July 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-224-61847-4 / 978-0-224-61847-2 (UK edition)
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November 1969 : USA Hardback
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-06-014762-8 / 978-0-06-014762-4 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-06-235725-5 / 978-0-06-235725-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright, Craig Carnelia, Paul Green
ISBN: 0-573-61291-9 / 978-0-573-61291-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-06-114850-4 / 978-0-06-114850-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Native Son (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-09-928293-3 / 978-0-09-928293-8 (UK edition)
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son (Perennial Classics)
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-06-083756-X / 978-0-06-092980-0 (USA edition)
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-606-34515-9 / 978-0-606-34515-6 (USA edition)
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July 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-06-092980-4 / 978-0-06-092980-0 (USA edition)
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son (Abridged)
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-06-053348-X / 978-0-06-053348-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-8124-1626-0 / 978-0-8124-1626-8 (USA edition)
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June 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
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ISBN: 0-06-081249-4 / 978-0-06-081249-2 (USA edition)
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January 1900 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-06-080977-9 / 978-0-06-080977-5 (USA edition)
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May 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Native Son (Picador Classics S.)
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-330-31312-6 / 978-0-330-31312-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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December 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Wright Richard
ISBN: 0-06-080855-1 / 978-0-14-003481-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins)
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April 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-8120-2123-1 / 978-0-8120-2123-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
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December 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: Native Son, Including an Introduction "How 'Bigger' Was Born" By the Author (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-14-003481-1 / 978-0-14-003481-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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July 1942 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-06-083055-7 / 978-0-06-083055-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Audio Editions

April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Native Son CD
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-06-145783-3 / 978-0-06-145783-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Caedmon
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April 1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Native Son (12 cassettes). Unabridged
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-7887-2112-7 / 978-0-7887-2112-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 0-89845-916-8 / 978-0-89845-916-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Caedmon
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1998 : USA Audio CD

Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 1-4025-1558-8 / 978-1-4025-1558-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1998 : USA Audio CD

Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
ISBN: 1-4193-0959-5 / 978-1-4193-0959-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Native Son (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Richard Wright
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Native Son
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June 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Native Son
Author(s): Richard Wright
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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