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Native Son

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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.

Customer Reviews

A True Classic

Here is a book that I never get tired of reading and would highly recommend to readers of any age. While the tone is dark at times, the author captures the racial tension of an America of yesteryear, yet carefully allows the reader to see the humanity of a deeply conflicted individual. Bigger Thomas is one of the most unique and interesting characters created in the 20th century. A must read.

Blew me away!

I read this book for summer reading, and let me tell you that I usually do not enjoy reading. However, I LOVED this book! It is such a good book and I did not want to put it down. I recommend it for people who like suspense!

A Very Good Book Marred By Poor Editing

While the novel itself does an admirable job taking the reader into the a world of perpetual and dehumanising hate, the number of incorrectly used homonyms that end up here is ridiculous. Publishers: you have very little to do in order to make money on ebooks, so the least you can do is hire people who can proofread.

Native Son
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Classics
  • Published: Jun 16, 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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