Black Boy; Inscribed by Richard Wright
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.