Native son

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York, London, Harper & Bros., 1940.


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Special Collections - Civil Rights RoomSpecial Coll. Fiction WrightLibrary Use Only

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Physical Desc
xi, 359 pages 21 cm.
Reading Level
Level 6.1, 24 Points
Lexile measure


General Note
"First edition."
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.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wright, R. (1940). Native son . Harper & Bros..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. 1940. Native Son. New York, London: Harper & Bros.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Native Son New York, London: Harper & Bros, 1940.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wright, Richard. Native Son Harper & Bros., 1940.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.