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  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    The Fire Next Time (Paperback) James Baldwin

    Sounds a clarion warning to the world.

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  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    Giovanni's Room (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, this title presents a story of a fated love triangle that explores the conflicts between desire, conventional morality and sexual identity.

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  • Another Country by James Baldwin
    Another Country (Paperback) James Baldwin

    After Rufus Scott, an embittered and unemployed black jazz-musician commits suicide, his sister Ida and old friend Vivaldo become lovers. Yet their feelings for each other are complicated by Rufus's friends, especially the homosexual actor Eric Jones who has been Vivaldo's lover.

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  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    Giovanni's Room (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy. This book introduces love's fascinating possibilities and extremities.

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  • Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Go Tell it on the Mountain (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Presents a semi-autobiographical exploration of the troubled life of the Grimes family in Harlem during the Depression.

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  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
    Notes of a Native Son (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    #26 on The Guardian's list of 100 best nonfiction books of all time, the essays explore what it means to be Black in America...

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  • Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo by James Baldwin
    Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    James E. Baldwin examines how the interplay of these two conceptions of Islamic law religious scholarship and royal justice undergirded legal practice in Cairo, the largest and richest city in the Ottoman provinces.

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  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    Giovanni's Room (Hardback) James Baldwin

    David has just proposed marriage to his American girlfriend, but while she is away on a trip he becomes involved in a doomed affair with a bartender named Giovanni. This title is set in the Paris of the 1950s, where a young American expatriate finds himself caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality.

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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Go Tell It on the Mountain (Hardback) James Baldwin

    'Go back to where you started, or as far back as you can, examine all of it, travel your road again and tell the truth about it. Sing or shout or testify or keep it to yourself: but know whence you came.'Originally published in 1953, Go Tell it on the Mountain was James Baldwin's first major work, based in part on his own childhood in Harlem.

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  • Robinson Crusoe for Children (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by James Baldwin
    Robinson Crusoe for Children (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others. At one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been...

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  • The Cross of Redemption by James Baldwin
    The Cross of Redemption (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    A treasury of essays, articles and reviews by the late author of Giovanni's Room includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature and the possibility of an African-American president.

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  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    The Fire Next Time (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    The powerful evocation of a childhood in Harlem that helped to galvanize the early days of the civil rights movement examines the deep consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic

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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Go Tell It on the Mountain (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    "Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a...

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  • James Baldwin: Collected Essays (Loa #98) by James Baldwin
    James Baldwin: Collected Essays (Loa #98) (English, Hardback) James Baldwin

    "Collected Essays" is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction ever published. The collection confirms his as a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Included are such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto", "Everybody's Protest Novel", Many Thousands Gone", and "Stranger in the Village".

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  • James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories by James Baldwin
    James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories (English, Hardback) James Baldwin

    Here, in a Library of America volume edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, is the fiction that established James Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's own experience, of a preacher's son coming of age in 1930's Harlem. Ten years in the writing, its...

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
    If Beale Street Could Talk (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    When a pregnant Tish's boyfriend Fonny, a sculptor, is wrongfully jailed for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman, their families unite to prove the charge false. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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  • Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin
    Fifty Famous Stories Retold (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Fifty interesting short stories including Diogenes the Wise Man, Alexander and Bucephalus, Socrates and His House, Julius Cesar, The Blind Men and the Elephant, A Story of Robin Hood, Sir Walter Raleigh, Pocahontas, The King and his Hawk, Casablanca, A Story of William Tell, The Bell of Atri etc.

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  • To Be Young, Gifted and Black by Lorraine Hansberry
    To Be Young, Gifted and Black (English, Paperback) Lorraine Hansberry

    Detailing the black experience in mid-twentieth-century America, this candid biography features selections from the works of the late African-American playwright, including play excerpts, autobiographical sketches, poetry, and drawings. Reissue.

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  • Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin
    Blues for Mister Charlie (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. And...

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  • Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone by James Baldwin
    Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Leo Proudhammer, an African American actor, reminisces about his past life and loves, while lying in the hospital, recovering from a heart attack

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