A Boy's Own Story

Front Cover
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 1994 - Fiction - 217 pages
30 Reviews
Om en ung mands opvækst i 1950'ernes USA. Hans altoverskyggende problem er at finde og vedkende sig sin seksuelle identitet som homoseksuel.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

I love Edmund White's writing. - Goodreads
Another problem I had with this was the prose style. - Goodreads
The lovely prose is hard to pass up. - Goodreads
That was when the pace started to pick up. - Goodreads

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Al Zaquan - Goodreads

Had some nice bits, but these were almost separate from the running narrative of the book. In the process of reading this, I must have highlighted maybe two or three dozen sentences that I was ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Méchant Loup - Goodreads

I read this so long ago i can't, can't give it justice. i just remember it being short, raw, and sad to pieces.... thats my lasting impression since five/ten? years ago. Read full review

All 7 reviews »

Related books


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

3 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Author Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 13, 1940. He majored in Chinese at the University of Michigan. Before spending a year in Rome, he worked for Time-Life Books from 1962 until 1970. Upon his return, he became an editor for The Saturday Review and Horizon. He lived in France from 1983 until 1990. His works have chronicled gay life with such books as A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony.

Bibliographic information