If Beale Street Could Talk

by Baldwin, James

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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The first edition of If Beale Street Could Talk was published by Dial Press in 1974.

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If Beale Street Could Talk.

by Baldwin, James

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1974
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New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First edition of Baldwin's fifth novel, a love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Ethan Reinhard, Thank you. James Baldwin." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lynn Braswell. Reviewing the novel in The New… Read more
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If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk.

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New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First edition of Baldwin's fifth novel, a love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by James Baldwin on the dedication page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lynn Braswell. Uncommon signed. Reviewing the novel in The New York Times in 1974, the… Read more
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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK; a novel by the author of Another Country

by BALDWIN, James

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1974
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9780803741690
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If Beale Street Could Talk

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1974
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1974
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NY: The Dial Press, 1974., 1974. First printing. 8vo. 197 pp. Original gilt and silver stamped orange cloth binding. The book has two slender lines of white paper/glue/abrasion on the pastedowns ostensibly from the removal of a dust jacket protector which had been affixed there at some point. There is a small light brown splash stain on pp. 6 &… Read more
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If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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New York: The Dial Press, 1974. Uncorrected Galleys. Paperback. Near Fine. Uncorrected Proof. Near Fine. Blue wraps, creased at the front, faded at the spine. Square and firmly bound, clean internally. A love story set in contemporary Harlem, adapted into the highly acclaimed 2018 film directed by Barry Jenkins and starring KiKi Layne and Stephen James.
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If Beale Street Could Talk

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1974
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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..… Read more
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If Beale Street Could Talk

by James Baldwin

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1974
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If Beale Street could talk

by James Baldwin

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1974
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If Beale Street Could Talk

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1974
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1974-01-01
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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

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If Beale Street Could Talk

by James Baldwin

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1975
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If Beale Street Could Talk

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1975
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If Beale Street Could Talk.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk

by James Baldwin

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1974
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If Beale Street Could Talk (Movie Tie-In) (Vintage International)

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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Vintage, 2006. Trade Paperback. A new copy. In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. A major work of Black American fiction. -The New Republic Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl,… Read more
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If Beale Street Could Talk

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1974
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" In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get… Read more
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