Native son

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
700L
Description

“If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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 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.

This edition—the restored text of Native Son established by the Library of America—also includes an essay by Wright titled, How "Bigger" was Born, along with notes on the text.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780060837563
9781449878337
9780061935411
9780060886394
Lexile measure:
700L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDd1a3822b-2924-4c09-bac5-a5b63077a238
Grouping Titlenative son
Grouping Authorrichard wright
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-09 04:41:37AM
Last Indexed2022-08-09 05:08:23AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
James, Peter Francis
author
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960
author2-role
James, Peter Francis,narrator
James, Peter Francis.|Narrator
cloudLibrary
hoopla digital
author_display
Wright, Richard
available_at_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_addison
Adults
detailed_location_addison
2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online Hoopla Collection
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

"If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son." – Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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 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.

This edition of Native Son includes an essay by Wright titled, How "Bigger" was Born, along with notes on the text.

format_addison
Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_addison
Audio Books
Books
eBook
eBooks
id
d1a3822b-2924-4c09-bac5-a5b63077a238
isbn
9780060837563
9780060886394
9780061935411
9781449878337
itype_addison
Fiction
eCollection
last_indexed
2022-08-09T10:08:23.190Z
lexile_score
700
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_addison
FIC WRIGHT R.
Online
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9780060837563
publishDate
1998
2005
2009
publisher
Caedmon
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
HarperCollins
Recorded Books, Inc
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
African American -- FICTION
African American men -- Fiction
Chauffeurs -- Fiction
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
Classics -- FICTION
Death row inmates -- Fiction
Electronic books
Literary -- FICTION
Murderers -- Fiction
Poverty -- Fiction
Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character)
Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction
title_display
Native son
title_full
Native Son
Native Son [electronic resource] Wright, Richard.
Native son / Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad
Native son [electronic resource] / Richard Wright
Native son [electronic resource] Wright, Richard, 1908-1960,
Native son [electronic resource] Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
title_short
Native son
topic_facet
African American
African American Fiction
African American men
Chauffeurs
Classic Literature
Classics
Death row inmates
Electronic books
Fiction
Literary
Literature
Murderers
Poverty
Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character)
Trials (Murder)

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:4d917911-c46a-41f2-9c96-66059fffeae4-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:4d917911-c46a-41f2-9c96-66059fffeae41Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b11468403.i150040162nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC WRIGHT R.1falsefalseCheck Shelfafic
ils:.b11468403.i150039912nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC WRIGHT R.1falsefalseCheck Shelfafic
ils:.b11468403.i150040042nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC WRIGHT R.1falsefalseCheck Shelfafic
hoopla:MWT11587684Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587684?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
hoopla:MWT13524733Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13524733?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
hoopla:MWT13326593Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13326593?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
external_econtent:ils:.b21996507Online1falsetrueCloud Libraryhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AddisonPublicLibrary-document_id-t68g9Available Onlinead

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:4d917911-c46a-41f2-9c96-66059fffeae4eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins2009
ils:.b11468403BookBooks1st Perennial Classics edEnglishHarper Perennial Modern Classics2005xxii, 504, 16 p. ; 21 cm.
hoopla:MWT11587684eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishCaedmon20091 online resource (1 audio file (17hr., 44 min.)) : digital.
hoopla:MWT13524733eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishRecorded Books, Inc19981 online resource (1 audio file (17hr., 44 min.)) : digital.
hoopla:MWT13326593eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins20091 online resource
ils:.b21996507eBookeBooksEnglishHarperCollins2009432 p.
external_econtent:ils:.b21996507eBookeBooksEnglishHarperCollins2009432 p.

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:4d917911-c46a-41f2-9c96-66059fffeae4-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:4d917911-c46a-41f2-9c96-66059fffeae41Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b11468403.i15004016On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
ils:.b11468403.i15003991On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
ils:.b11468403.i15004004On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
hoopla:MWT11587684Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
hoopla:MWT13524733Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
hoopla:MWT13326593Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
external_econtent:ils:.b21996507Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue