Uncle Tom's Children by Richard Wright 1938 The World Publishing

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Discover a seminal work in African American literature with the 1938 edition of Uncle Tom's Children by Richard Wright. This gripping novel, a hardcover gem from The World Publishing, delves into the profound struggles and heroism in the American South, marking the debut of one of the most influential voices in 20th-century literature.


  • Title: Uncle Tom's Children
  • Author: Richard Wright
  • Publication Date: 1938
  • Publisher: The World Publishing
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 250
  • Dimensions: 8x6x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear on cover, pencil writing on a page, spotting on pages (refer to photos)

Key Elements:

  • Unce Tom's Children unfolds the stirring story of Johnny-Boy, a black Southerner whose bravery and determination challenge the racial barriers of his time. Johnny-Boy, alongside his mother, Ant Sue, embodies the spirit of resistance and sacrifice in the fight for social and political change.
  • This book is not only a compelling read but also a significant cultural artifact. Richard Wright's debut novel set the stage for his later works, showcasing his raw and powerful portrayal of the Black experience in America. It holds a mirror to the societal issues of its time, making it a valuable piece of literary history.
  • The book's hardcover format, along with its vintage aesthetics, adds a tangible connection to the past. Its physical signs of aging, like wear on the cover and spotting on pages, are testaments to its journey through time, enhancing its value as a collector's item.
  • For collectors and enthusiasts of African American literature, this edition of Uncle Tom's Children is a must-have. It offers not just a story but a piece of literary history, providing insight into the struggles and triumphs of its era.

I invite you to immerse yourself in this powerful narrative that transcends time. Experience the depth and intensity of Richard Wright's storytelling in Uncle Tom's Children, and let it enrich your understanding of American literary heritage.


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This vintage book has been previously loved and shows signs of wear typical for its age. Please review the provided photos for a better understanding of its condition.

In Summation:

Embrace the opportunity to own a piece of literary history with Uncle Tom's Children. This book is not just a reading experience; it's a journey into the past, offering a unique glimpse into the complexities of racial and social dynamics. Add this remarkable novel to your collection today.

Take Action Now: Don't miss the chance to add this profound piece of literary history to your collection. Uncle Tom's Children is more than a book; it's a testament to resilience and courage in the face of adversity.

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