Native Son

Native Son

Audiobook CD - 1998
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Since its publication in 1940, Native Son has become a classic of African-American literature and one of the most important books of this century. A stark and troubling account of murder, guilt, and racial hatred, it was among the first works to sound the alarm for the impending social violence that would explode during the 1960s. Bigger Thomas, a 20-year-old black man, is uneducated, unsophisticated, and unemployed. When a wealthy family offers him a chauffeur¿s position, Bigger is torn between gratitude for the job and anger over his subservient status. On his first evening, the family¿s daughter orders Bigger to spend a drunken night on the town with her and a gentleman friend. But events spin out of control and, by morning, the young woman is dead
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p1998
ISBN: 9781402515583
Branch Call Number: CD F Wri
Additional Contributors: James, Peter Francis


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JCLMelodyMK Jan 22, 2018

A classic book written in the 1940's but still pertinent to the current times in the U.S.

Mar 06, 2015

good recording, well read. Very interesting story of the times and how it related to the black people.

Well worth a read and/or listen to the CD.


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