Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room( )
Author: Baldwin, James
ISBN:978-0-14-103294-8
Publication Date:Oct 2007
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $16.99
Book Description:

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.

United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and...
More Description

Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Lgbt / Gay
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):11.1 x 18.1 x 0.9 cm
Book Weight:0.098 Kilograms
Author Biography
Baldwin, James (Author)
James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, in New York. Baldwin's father was a pastor who subjected his children to poverty, abuse, and religious fanaticism. As a result, many of Baldwin's recurring themes, such as alienation and rejection, are attributable to his upbringing.

Living the life of a starving artist, Baldwin went through numerous jobs, including dishwasher, office boy, factory worker, and waiter. In 1948, he moved to France, where much work originated. Baldwin published Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953. A largely autobiographical work, it tells of the religious awakening of a fourteen-year-old. In addition to his childhood experiences, his experiences as a black man and a homosexual provided inspiration for such works as Giovanni's Room, Nobody Knows My Name, and Another Country.

Baldwin holds a distinguished place in American history as one of the foremost writers of both black and gay literature. He was an active participant in the Civil Rights movement.

Baldwin succumbed to cancer on December 1, 1987.

030



Featured Books

Unorthodox
Feldman, Deborah
Paperback: $17.00
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell
Stephenson, Neal
Paperback: $21.99
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Baum, L. Frank
Electronic book text: $3.95

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.