Social Change: Women Writers

In the mid-late 1800s, Harper & Brothers reprinted several milestone titles in the history of British feminist literature as well as the global canon, such as Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847), Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847), and Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), as well as George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1872). More

Black Boy

A powerful and eloquent autobiography that has sold more than a million copies since publication. More

The Stone Diaries

Winner of the 1993 Governor General’s Award (Canada) and the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. More

Social Change: Civil Rights

Beginning with This Is My Story (1937), Harper & Brothers published many works by Eleanor Roosevelt that promoted civil rights and the need for government action, including This I Remember (1949), On My Own (1958), and Tomorrow Is Now (1963). More

Our Town

Pulitzer Prize–winning drama; hailed by Edward Albee as “The finest play ever written by an American.” More

The Book of Negroes

A milestone in Canada’s understanding of black history and one of the bestselling books in Canadian publishing history. More

The Known World

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel that examines the troubling complexities of slavery. More

Blonde

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. More

The Bell Jar

A haunting classic that chronicles the breakdown of a brilliant, talented, successful young woman. More

Wild Swans

Popular bestseller that has sold more than 13 million copies. More

Native Son

Wright’s unsparing reflection on what it means to be black in America. More