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Blues for Mister Charlie

(1964)
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In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. And centuries of brutality and fear, patronage and contempt, are about to erupt in a moment of truth as devastating as a shotgun blast.

In his award-winning play, Baldwin turns a murder and its aftermath into an inquest in which even the most well-intentioned whites are implicated--and in which even a killer receives his share of compassion.

 
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Used availability for James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie


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Hardback Editions

April 1965 : UK Hardback
Title: Blues for Mister Charlie
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-7181-0039-5 / 978-0-7181-0039-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: M.Joseph
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June 1964 : USA Hardback
Title: Blues for Mister Charlie
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-385-27019-4 / 978-0-385-27019-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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Paperback Editions

April 1995 : USA Paperback
Title: Blues for Mister Charlie: A Play
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-679-76178-0 / 978-0-679-76178-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Blues for Mr. Charlie
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-440-30637-X / 978-0-440-30637-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel
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September 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: Blues for Mister Charlie
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-552-08517-0 / 978-0-552-08517-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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1964 : UK Paperback
Title: Blues for Mister Charlie
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-573-61974-3 / 978-0-573-61974-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Blues for Mister Charlie: A Play (Vintage International)
Author(s): James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage
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