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Richard Wright"s Native son

Richard Abcarian

Richard Wright"s Native son

a critical handbook.

by Richard Abcarian

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Published by Wadsworth Pub. Co. in Belmont, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wright, Richard, 1908-1960,
  • Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character),
  • African American men in literature,
  • Trials (Murder) in literature,
  • Murder in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 255-261.

    SeriesWadsworth guides to literary study
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3545.R815 N3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 261 p.
    Number of Pages261
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5757226M
    LC Control Number71126363


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