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In My Youth by  James Baldwin
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In My Youth
by James Baldwin
A decidedly different autobiography, originally published under the pseudonym Robert Dudley, eventually revealed to be James Baldwin. A portrayal of life in rural Indiana in the middle of the 19th century it certainly is, but it is so much more. In the words of Mr. Howland, an editor for the original publisher, 'It is difficult to describe just what there is so remarkable about this book, but it is undeniably wonderful. It is literature. It is a strange combination of autobiography and fiction, and records only the simplest happenings -- the life of people in the Indiana backwoods, the primitive life, the commonplace experiences, the visits between neighbors. To tell about it in this way does not make it sound remarkable, yet it is. The style is simple and clear; there is a quiet humor running through it, and in other places the reading brings tears to the eyes.'  Ages 10-12
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"Going to School?"
"Shades of the Prison House"
"The Slavers"
"This Is My Library!"
The Angel of the Facing Bench
At Cousin Sally's
The Awakening
The Big-House
Borrowing Fire
The Center of the World
Charity and Patience
The Departure of the Caravan
Evenings at Home
A Friend Indeed
The Friend from England
Going to Meetin'
The Great Moral Exhibition
Ikey Bright
In the Big Woods
The Long Way About It
A Memorable Occasion
My Day in Paradise
My First Merry Christmas
News from the County Seat
Old Aunt Sary
e r Raisin' and the Quilltin'
ru Ruse T
Something from the Saddle-Bags
What They Brought from the 'Hio

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