DescriptionRichard Wright. Native Son. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1940.
First edition, in the first issue green and yellow dust jacket. Octavo. 359 pages.
Blue cloth boards with gray and red labels on front cover and spine; deckled fore-edge. A truly magnificent copy with no discernible wear of any kind to the boards or textblock. Dust jacket is unfaded and shows just the lightest wear at edges; small chip at upper recto corner. An exceptional copy of a groundbreaking novel, considered by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in the New York Times as "The single most influential shaping force in black literary history."
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