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Black Boy: (American Hunger): a Record of Childhood and Youth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date September 29, 2015
Pages 438
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062421050
ISBN-10 0062421050
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $10.00
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Summaries and Reviews
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Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot.

Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.



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This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work Black Boy
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781568490670
 
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
Book cover for 9780060830564 Book cover for 9780061130243 Book cover for 9780062421050 Book cover for 9780443037542
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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 grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred.
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.
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
Book cover for 9780060763527
 
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
Book cover for 9780898459173
 
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
Book cover for 9780606004039
 
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
Editions for the work Black Boy
Paperback
Book cover for 9780061443084 Book cover for 9780062421050 Book cover for 9780443037542
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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 grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred.
With Edward P. Jones (other contributor) | from Harpercollins (May 1, 2008)
9780061443084 | details & prices | 419 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.99
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 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
from Harpercollins (June 16, 2009)
9780061935480 | details & prices | 448 pages | List price $12.99
This edition also contains Black Boy
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606004039
 
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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