Native Son Summary
Richard Wright

Everything you need to understand or teach Native Son by Richard Wright.

  • Native Son Summary & Study Guide
  • 14 Student Essays
  • 2 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 15 Literature Criticisms
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  • 30 Native Son Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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Native Son Summary

Richard Wright's 1940 novel, Native Son, was the first book by an African-American writer to enjoy widespread success. In fact, Wright's novel generated much popular and critical interest before it was even published. Three hours after the book hit the shelves, the first print run sold out. Soon a school of black American writers—the "Wright School"— began modeling itself after the author in the belief that candid art about the black...

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