Black Boy; Inscribed by Richard Wright

  • Black Boy.
  • Black Boy.

Black Boy.


Item Number: 65069

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945.

Early printing of Wright’s memoir of his early days. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly innscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Lael, You know a lot already- (too much) Sincerely yours Richard Wright.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. With introductory notes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.

Black Boy is a memoir by American author Richard Wright, detailing his youth in the South: Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee, and his eventual move to Chicago, where he establishes his writing career and becomes involved with the Communist Party in the United States.

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