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A Boy's Own Story. by  Edmund White - First edition - 1982. - from Cellar Stories Bookstore and Biblio.com

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A Boy's Own Story.

by White, Edmund

Condition: Fine in Very Good DJ


New York:: E. P. Dutton,, 1982.. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in Very Good DJ. 218 pp., 8vo. Quarter-cloth hardcover in dj. First edition. An autobiographical coming-of-age novel about a young man's experience as a homosexual in 1950s Cincinnati. The first in a trilogy. Boards fine. Binding tight. Textblcok clean & crisp. Sm po pen signature to ffep, otherwise textblock clean & crisp. Light shelfwear to dj.

Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. The book's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950s, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to seek out works of art and literature as solace-and to uncover new relationships in the struggle to embrace his own sexuality. Lyrical and poignant, with powerful evocations of shame and yearning, this is an American literary treasure.


  • Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 161145
  • Title: A Boy's Own Story.
  • Author: White, Edmund
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine in Very Good DJ
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0525241280
  • ISBN 13:9780525241287
  • Publisher: E. P. Dutton,
  • Place: New York:
  • Date published: 1982.
  • Keywords: White homosexuality trilogy 1950s Cincinnati gay coming-of-age youth


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On Sep 10 2008, RaymondMA said:
  "Interesting look at the experinces and fealing of a young man trying to deal with his sexual identity . Edmund White starts off this story at fourteen almost like a deranged harliqin novel then goes back into his childhood and tryes to expain to himself and the reader what lead to his pasions . He then moves into his many relations he had which impacted his life in trying to figure out himself . There are explinations of granduer , power , self pitty , doubt , counceling , self acceptance , control / controling ,and religous exploration all trying to find himself allong the way . Deffinitly not a subject mater for everyone but none the less still a good interesting story "

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