Native son
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Published
New York : Perennial, 2003.
Format
Book
Edition
Abridged ed.
ISBN
006053348X, 9780060533489
Physical Desc
xxxiv, 398 pages ; 21 cm
Lexile measure
700L
Rating
700L
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Published
New York : Perennial, 2003.
Edition
Abridged ed.
Language
English
ISBN
006053348X, 9780060533489
Lexile measure
700

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
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, Richard Wright's novel is just as powerful today as when it was written -- in its reflection of poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America. This abridged edition includes an introduction, "How Bigger Was Born," by the author, as well as an afterword by John Reilly.
Target Audience
700L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,6.1,24,5992.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wright, R. (2003). Native son (Abridged ed.). Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. 2003. Native Son. New York: Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Native Son New York: Perennial, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wright, Richard. Native Son Abridged ed., Perennial, 2003.

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