Uncle Tom's Children

by Richard Wright

On Sale: 04/29/2008

Uncle Tom's Children

by Richard Wright

On Sale: 04/29/2008

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About the Book

"A formidable and lasting contribution to American literature." --Chicago Tribune

"A great American writer." -- New York Times Book Review

Set in the American Deep South, each of the powerful novellas collected here concerns an aspect of the lives of black people in the post-slavery era, exploring their resistance to white racism and oppression. Originally published in 1938, Uncle Tom's Children was the first book from Richard Wright, who would continue on to worldwide fame as the author of numerous works, most notably the acclaimed novel Native Son and his autobiography, Black Boy.

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Critical Praise

“Taking for its characters Negro men and women at bay in the oppressive Southern environment, the book represents one of the few instances in which an American Negro writer has successfully delineated the universals embodied in Negro experience.” - Ralph Ellison

“A formidable and lasting contribution to American literature.” - Chicago Tribune

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061450204
  • ISBN 10: 0061450200
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • On Sale: 04/29/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:17.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / African American / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary

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