The Beautiful Room Is Empty

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The Beautiful Room Is Empty
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Cover of the Vintage Books edition
AuthorEdmund White
CountryUnited States
GenreAutobiographical novel
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages227 pp
813/.54 19
LC ClassPS3573.H463 B43 1988

The Beautiful Room Is Empty is a 1988 semi-autobiographical novel by Edmund White.

It is the second of a trilogy of novels, being preceded by A Boy's Own Story (1982) and followed by The Farewell Symphony (1997). It depicts the adolescence and early adulthood of its protagonist, and documents his experience of homosexuality in the 1950s and 1960s, ending with the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

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