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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date October 1, 2003
Binding Paperback
Edition Rev abr
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060533489
ISBN-10 006053348X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Traces the fall of a young black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product 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.



Editions
Hardcover
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from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 2000)
9780848825775 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $36.95
from Buccaneer Books (December 1, 1997)
9781568496948 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Traces the fall of a young Black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (September 1, 1993)
9780816157877 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $20.95
About: The negative forces of a white world close around Bigger Thomas, who discovers a distorted freedom in acts of violence and murder
from Harpercollins (November 1, 1969)
9780060147624 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: Richard Wright's powerful and bestselling masterpiece reflects the poverty and hopelessness of life in the inner city and what it means to be black in America.
Paperback
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With Richard Wright | Limited edition from Perennial (September 16, 2014); titled "Native Son: Olive Edition"
9780062357250 | details & prices | 545 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $10.00
This edition also contains Native Son
About: Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail.
With Arnold Rampersad (other contributor) | from Harper Perennial Modern Classics (August 1, 2005)
9780060837563 | details & prices | 512 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Traces the fall of a young black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman.
The price comparison is for this edition
Rev abr edition from Harpercollins (October 1, 2003)
9780060533489 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Traces the fall of a young black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman.
from Perennial (September 1, 1998)
9780060929800 | details & prices | 504 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Traces the fall of a young Black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman
from Addison-Wesley (January 1, 1997)
9780065023664 | details & prices | List price $7.40
from Barrons Educational Series Inc (April 1, 1986)
9780812021233 | details & prices | List price $1.50
Miscellaneous
With Richard Wright | from Harpercollins (June 16, 2009)
9780061935411 | details & prices | 544 pages | List price $10.99
This edition also contains Native Son
CD/Spoken Word
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With Peter Francis James (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Caedmon Audio Cassette (May 1, 2008)
9780061457838 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 2.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Now an HBO Film!
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Recorded Books (April 1, 1999)
9780788721120 | details & prices | List price $102.00
About: Richard Wright's powerful and bestselling masterpiece reflects the poverty and hopelessness of life in the inner city and what it means to be black in America.
With James Earl Jones | from Caedmon Audio Cassette (September 1, 1989)
9780898459166 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Bigger Thomas' violent acts gave him a sense of freedom and identitySet in the 1930's, the portrayal of poverty and feelings of helplessness experienced by people in the inner city is as meaningful today as when it was written.
Reinforced
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With Richard Wright | from Demco Media (August 1, 2005)
9780606345156 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.55
This edition also contains Native Son
About: Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail.
With Richard Wright | from Demco Media (January 1, 1993)
9780606011280 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.34
This edition also contains Native Son
About: The negative forces of a white world close around Bigger Thomas, who discovers a distorted freedom in acts of violence and murder
Prebinding
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With Richard Wright | from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2005)
9781417686087 | details & prices | 488 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $28.15
This edition also contains Native Son
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
With Richard Wright | from Turtleback Books (December 1, 2003)
9781417664269 | details & prices | List price $22.55
This edition also contains Native Son
About: Richard Wright's powerful and bestselling masterpiece reflects the poverty and hopelessness of life in the inner city and what it means to be black in America.
With Richard Wright | from Turtleback Books (September 30, 2003)
9780613998642 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $22.60
This edition also contains Native Son
About: Traces the fall of a young black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808519805 | details & prices | 3.25 × 10.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.40
About: The negative forces of a white world close around Bigger Thomas, who discovers a distorted freedom in acts of violence and murder

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