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An edition of A Raisin in the Sun (1958)

A raisin in the sun

1st Vintage Books ed.
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An edition of A Raisin in the Sun (1958)

A raisin in the sun

1st Vintage Books ed.
  • 3.60 ·
  • 10 Ratings
  • 174 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading
  • 21 Have read
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Publisher
Vintage Books
Language
English
Pages
151

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This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school.

The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year, it has been hailed as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." by Newsweek and "a milestone in the American Theatre." by Ebony.

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A raisin in the sun: with connections
2000, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
in English
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Raisin in the Sun
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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A Raisin in the sun
1995, The Modern Library
in English - Modern Library ed.
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A raisin in the sun
1995, The Modern Library
in English - Modern Library ed.
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A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay
April 1, 1995, Signet
in English
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A raisin in the sun
1994, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage Books ed.
Cover of: Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun.
Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun.
1988, S. French
in English - 30th anniversary ed. (rev.).
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A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
in English
Cover of: A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
February 1, 1961, Signet
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Raisin in the Sun
July 12, 1959, Random House
in English

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Book Details


Published in

New York

Edition Notes

"Originally published in 1958."

Genre
Drama.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
812/.54
Library of Congress
PS3515.A515 R3 1994, PS3515.A515R3 1994, PS 3515 .A515 R3 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
151 p. ;
Number of pages
151

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1096067M
ISBN 10
0679755330
LCCN
94020636
OCLC/WorldCat
30594339
Library Thing
28767
Goodreads
505483

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