A Raisin in the Sun

New York: Random House, (1959).

Price: $1,200.00

Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a nice near fine dustwrapper with slight fading of the usually washed out red lettering on the spine, and a couple of tiny nicks and tears. The first book by an African-American to win the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. The original Broadway production starred Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, and Louis Gossett, Jr. Hansberry died in 1965 at the age of 35. A lovely copy of a landmark African-American play. *Blockson 101* #89.

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A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine HANSBERRY.

Lorraine Hansberry
birth name: Lorraine Hansberry
born: 5/19/1930
died: 1/12/1965

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American playwright whose A Raisin in the Sun (1959) was the first drama by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore