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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date June 30, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060830564
ISBN-10 0060830565
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $4.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: At four years of age, Richard Wright set fire to his home; at five his father deserted the family; by six Richard was - temporarily - an alcoholic. Moved from home to home, from brick tenement to orphanage, he had had, by the age of twelve, only one year's formal education. It was in saloons, railroad yards and streets that he learned the facts about life under white subjection, about fear, hunger and hatred. Gradually he learned to play Jim Crow in order to survive in a world of white hostility, secretly satisfying his craving for books and knowledge until the time came when he could follow his dream of justice and opportunity in the north.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Buccaneer Books (December 1, 1995)
9781568490670 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $41.95
About: Traces the author's coming of age in the Jim Crow-era South, a period during which he struggled to survive while journeying from innocence to adulthood.
Paperback
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With Richard Wright | Reprint edition from Perennial (September 29, 2015); titled "Black Boy: (American Hunger): a Record of Childhood and Youth"
9780062421050 | details & prices | 438 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $10.00
This edition also contains Black Boy
About: Richard Wright's powerful and eloquent memoir of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South—at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment, Black Boy is a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.
With Edward P. Jones (other contributor) | Anv edition from Harpercollins (April 1, 2007)
9780061130243 | details & prices | 419 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.99
About: The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Harpercollins (June 30, 2001)
9780060830564 | details & prices | List price $4.95
About: At four years of age, Richard Wright set fire to his home; at five his father deserted the family; by six Richard was - temporarily - an alcoholic.
With Joe Grant Bell (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Perennial (January 1, 1993)
9780060812508 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.00
This edition also contains Alien Versus Predator
About: Richard Wright records his struggle against self-pity and social injustice as he grew to manhood in the Jim Crow South and against the same racism in the North as a young man
With Richard Wright, David F. Paton | from Churchill Livingstone (January 1, 1988); titled "Fractures and Orthopaedics/Student Notes"
9780443037542 | details & prices | List price $26.95
This edition also contains Black Boy, Fractures and Orthopaedics/Student Notes
About: This is a student textbook featuring the author's own tried and tested teaching system which provides the right information and avoids the need for rote-learning.
Miscellaneous
With Richard Wright | from Harpercollins (June 16, 2009)
9780061935480 | details & prices | 448 pages | List price $12.99
This edition also contains Black Boy
CD/Spoken Word
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With Peter Francis James (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Caedmon Audio Cassette (February 1, 2005)
9780060763527 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 2.00 in. | 0.92 lbs | List price $39.95
About: The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Brock Peters (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Caedmon Audio Cassette (August 1, 1989)
9780898459173 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years.
Reinforced
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With Richard Wright | from Demco Media (January 1, 1993)
9780606004039 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.40
This edition also contains Black Boy
About: Richard Wright records his struggle against self-pity and social injustice as he grew to manhood in the Jim Crow South and against the same racism in the North as a young man

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