Richard Wright

Native Son

originally published:
New York : Harper & Brothers

We offered this fine, unrestored copy of the true first edition (not to be confused with the book club edition which also states "First Edition") in our third Classic Book Cards set.


  • Blockson101(1940)
  • Modern Library 100 Best Novels(020)
  • Time Magazine 100 Novels(1940)
  • Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America(1940)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 9/4/1908
died: 11/28/1960
born as: Richard Nathaniel Wright
nationality: USA

Novelist and short-story writer who was among the first American black writers to protest white treatment of blacks, notably in his novel Native Son (1940). - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

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