Early Novels and Stories by James Baldwin

"Early Novels and Stories" is a compilation of works by a renowned 20th-century writer, exploring themes of racial, sexual, and personal identity against the backdrop of mid-century America. The collection includes several novels and short stories, each delving into the experiences of African Americans and the societal pressures they face. Notably, the narratives often highlight the intersections of race, sexuality, and religion, providing a profound and nuanced exploration of the human condition.

The 6891st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 69

Since this book was first published in 1984, there is a penalty of 16.0%. The age adjusted score is 57.96.

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