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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

(1968)
A novel by

 
At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable.

For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. Overpowering in its vitality, extravagant in the intensity of its feeling, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is a major work of American literature.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1985 : USA Hardback
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Author(s): James A Baldwin
ISBN: 0-385-27469-6 / 978-0-385-27469-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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June 1968 : UK Hardback
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-7181-0589-3 / 978-0-7181-0589-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: M.Joseph
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Paperback Editions

February 1998 : USA Paperback
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-375-70189-3 / 978-0-375-70189-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-440-38581-4 / 978-0-440-38581-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel
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September 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-14-018798-7 / 978-0-14-018798-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-552-08351-8 / 978-0-552-08351-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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January 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: Tell me how long the train's been gone
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-552-11566-5 / 978-0-552-11566-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone: A Novel
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 1-5046-7605-X / 978-1-5046-7605-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2016 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone: A Novel
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 1-5046-7604-1 / 978-1-5046-7604-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Vintage International)
Author(s): James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage
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