Uncle Tom's Children by Richard Wright audiobook

Uncle Tom's Children

By Richard Wright
Read by Adam Lazarre-White

Caedmon, HarperCollins 9780061450204
9.98 Hours 1
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"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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Summary

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"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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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, literary critic, scholar, and New York Times bestselling author
“Four ‘novellas’ or long short stories, in Negro dialect, hard-clipped, dynamic, illustrating the fact of continued servitude of black to white. Lynching, flood and death, rape,‘relief’—current problems which give a certain topical value to the content of the stories from the social angle. The author won the $500 prize for the best manuscript submitted by the W. P. A. Writers’ Project. He writes well, with a sparsity of detail which tells more through its very restraint. Faithful reproduction of Negro speech and thought.” Kirkus Reviews (1938)

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Author Bio: Richard Wright

Author Bio: Richard Wright

Richard Wright (1908–1960) won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his novels, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 9.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English