Native Son - Richard Wright 1940 - Harper & Brothers, New York - First Edition, First Printing in Second Issue Binding ‘Gripping and furious, Native Son follows Bigger Thomas, a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman's death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to acknowledge a strange pride in his crime. Native Son shocked readers on its first publication in 1940 and went on to make Richard Wright the first bestselling black writer in America.’ – Vintage Classic.

'The most important and celebrated novel of Negro life to have appeared in America' - James Baldwin.
  First edition first printing, with copyright page showing ‘First Edition’ and publisher’s code ‘A-P’, in second state binding of grey cloth, spine blocked in black, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge stained black.

Octavo (21.2 x 15 cm) pp. xi [1] 359 [1].
  Condition: Very good, spine toned and lightly rubbed, wear to corners, internally fine.   Ref: 109076   Price: HK$ 1,200