Youngblood (Brown Thrasher Books Ser.)

4.06 avg rating
( 36 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780820322018: Youngblood (Brown Thrasher Books Ser.)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

John Oliver Killens's landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression. Its large cast of powerfully affecting characters includes Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby, the Youngbloods' son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Oliver Killens (1916-1987) was born in Macon, Georgia. He wrote four novels, including And Then We Heard the Thunder, several screenplays, a biography of Denmark Vesey, and essays collected under the title Black Man’s Burden.

Review:

Published originally on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision of 1954, Youngblood marked the beginning of a new era in African American literature, for it broke starkly with the Wright school and opened a path for those novelists, poets, and playwrights who comprised the Neo-Black Arts Movement―a movement that recognized John Oliver Killens as its spiritual father.

(Toni Cade Bambara)

[Killens] has written a novel, timeless in evocations of the rights of humankind and unparalleled in its optimism concerning the human condition. Youngblood is a tremendous achievement.

(Addison Gayle)

It has the power of the author's passion. The novel of social protest . . . justifies itself when it is as moving as Youngblood and deals with so gross an evil.

(Granville Hicks New York Times)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Killens, John
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780820322018

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Oliver Killens
Published by University of Georgia
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2384916

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Killens
Published by Syracus University Press
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Syracus University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0820322016

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Killens, John
Published by University of Georgia Press 4/6/2000 (2000)
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press 4/6/2000, 2000. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Youngblood. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780820322018

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John Killens
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97808203220180000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

John Oliver Killens
Published by University of Georgia Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. John Oliver Killens s landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression. Its large cast of powerfully affecting characters includes Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby, the Youngbloods son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement. Seller Inventory # AAC9780820322018

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

John Oliver Killens
Published by University of Georgia Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. John Oliver Killens s landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression. Its large cast of powerfully affecting characters includes Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby, the Youngbloods son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement. Seller Inventory # AAC9780820322018

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Killens, John
Published by University of Georgia Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0820322016

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

John Oliver Killens
Published by University of Georgia Press
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 488 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.John Oliver Killenss landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression. Its large cast of powerfully affecting characters includes Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby, the Youngbloods son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780820322018

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

John Oliver Killens
Published by University of Georgia Press
ISBN 10: 0820322016 ISBN 13: 9780820322018
New Paperback Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780820322018

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.72
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book