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Native son / Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad.

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  • ISBN: 9780061935411 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 0061935417 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins e-books, [2009]

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"The restored text established by the Library of America."
Summary, etc.:
This novel addresses the issue of white American society's responsibility for the repression of blacks. The plot charts the decline of Bigger Thomas, a young African-American imprisoned for two murders--the accidental smothering of his white employer's daughter and the deliberate killing of his girlfriend to silence her. In his cell Thomas confronts his growing sense of injustice and concludes that violence is the only alternative to submission to white society.
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700 Lexile.
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Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 457 KB).
Subject: Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
African American men > Fiction.
Death row inmates > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
Murderers > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Electronic books.

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