1947 BLACK BOY Richard Wright First Edition Hardcover Archival Sleeve
Copyright 1947 Forum Books BLACK BOY by Richard Wright First Edition Second Printing. End flap of dust jacket is loose. Protective archival sleeve uses a pocket for end flap so adhesive tape is not used on the dust jacket. Dated inscription on first page.
Black Boy is an autobiography by Richard Wright about his life. Wright describes his youth in the South and how he moved to Chicago to start his writing career. The major conflict in the story is Richard's individuality and intelligence which lead to a series of problems in the Jim Crow South. Criticized for being anti-American, anti-Semitic, and anti-Christian, Black Boy has been banned many times. If you are a collector of banned books, this autobiography is one you want on your library shelf.