Native Son

Richard Wright, Caryl Phillips (Introducer)

'The most important and celebrated novel of Negro life to have appeared in America' - James Baldwin

Gripping and furious, Native Son follows Bigger Thomas, a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman's death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to acknowledge a strange pride in his crime. Native Son shocked readers on its first publication in 1940 and went on to make Richard Wright the first bestselling black writer in America.

  • Vintage Classics
  • Published 17th August 2000
  • 480 Pages
  • 129mm x 198mm x 30mm
  • 330g
  • £10.99