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If Beale Street Could Talk by  James Baldwin - First Edition - 1974 - from Ariel Books (SKU: 16893)

If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk

by Baldwin, James

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0718111265
ISBN 13
9780718111267
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London: Michael Joseph, 1974. Love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s. It was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film of the same name in 2018. CONDITION Blue bds with gilt title (unworn with sharp cnrs) 230 pages. Copy is very bright and crisp. Top cnr of front end page is snipped. Original DJ is in archival cover, unworn.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Synopsis

If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin's fifth novel is a love story set in Harlem in the early 70's. Young Tish and Fonny, who are in love and expecting a child. They plan on marrying until Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their tragic love story paints a bleak picture of racism and injustice. It is the only Baldwin novel narrated by a woman. 

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Details

book dealer
Ariel Books NZ (NZ)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
16893
Title
If Beale Street Could Talk
Author
Baldwin, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0718111265
ISBN 13
9780718111267
Publisher
Michael Joseph
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1974
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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fine
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gilt
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First Edition
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