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The man who lived underground : a novel / Richard Wright ; afterword by Malcolm Wright.

Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 (author.). Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 Container of (work) : Memories of my grandmother. (Added Author). Wright, Malcolm, (writer of afterword.).

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  • ISBN: 9781598536768
  • ISBN: 1598536761
  • ISBN: 9781598536768
  • ISBN: 1598536761
  • ISBN: 1598536761
  • ISBN: 9781598536768
  • Physical Description: xii, 228 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Library of America, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Published for the first time, by special arrangement with the author's estate.
Includes companion essay Memories of My Grandmother.
"An unpublished novel by the author of Native son" -- jacket.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prefactory note -- The man who lived underground -- Memories of my grandmother -- Afterword / by Malcolm Wright -- Note on the texts.
Summary, etc.:
"Fred Daniels, a Black man, is picked up by the police after a brutal double murder and tortured until he confesses to a crime he did not commit. After signing a confession, he escapes from custody and flees into the city's sewer system."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American men > Fiction.
False arrest > Fiction.
Psychological torture > Fiction.
Police misconduct > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Dwellings > Fiction.
Sewerage > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 34 of 34 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kent Library Association - Kent.


  • 0 current holds with 34 total copies.
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Kent Library Association - Kent F WRI (Text) 33410147729265 Adult Fiction Available -

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