Native Son

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Product Number: Z100010010
Released: Apr 28, 2009
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ISBN: #9780060886394
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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.

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Author(s): Richard Wright
Original Publish Date: Apr 28, 2009

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Author(s): Richard Wright
Narrator(s): Peter Francis James
Product Number C1654
Released: Jan 25, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402515583
eAudio
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Author(s): Richard Wright
Narrator(s): Peter Francis James
Product Number Z1090
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449878337
eBook
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Author(s): Richard Wright
Product Number EB00239430
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061935411
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Class Set
Author(s): Richard Wright
Narrator(s): Peter Francis James
Product Number 3K188
Released: Jul 19, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402550935
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Richard Wright
Product Number 43394
Released: Nov 27, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788757167
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Richard Wright
Product Number 12841
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780060837563

Professional reviews

"Polite and even fearful in the presence of his white "betters," Bigger Thomas also hates them with a passion not even he can fully fathom. When he says "Yes, Sir" and "No, Sir," narrator Peter Francis James gets the menace in there behind the stilted manners. James has a gorgeous voice, a voice to fill a room with, and plays some characters with dash and conviction. Unfortunately, he reads the all-knowing narrator with less modulation, reminding us that the book is half novel and half political manifesto. Still, this is memorable presentation of a landmark in American literature. Bigger Thomas thinks and then does the unthinkable. He was invented in 1940. Now he has a voice. B.H.C. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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