Lonnie Coleman





Lonnie Coleman

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born
in Bartow, Ga, The United States
August 02, 1920

died
August 13, 1982

gender
male

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About this author

Born William Laurence "Lonnie" Coleman. American novelist and playwright best known for writing the Beulah Land trilogy. His first novel was published in 1944. Coleman was an associate editor at Ladies Home Journal, 1947-1950, and at Collier's, 1951-1955.

Coleman's 1959 novel "Sam" is considered a groundbreaking novel in American literature in its depiction of homosexuality and metropolitan gay life.

In 1974, his book "Beulah Land" was a New York Times Best Seller. His novels "Beulah Land" and "Look Away, Beulah Land" were filmed in 1980 as the NBC miniseries Beulah Land starring Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Sarrazin. Meredith Baxter, and Don Johnson.

Coleman had three plays produced on Broadway, but none were successful.


Average rating: 3.97 · 2,113 ratings · 58 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Beulah Land,
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,806 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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Look Away, Beulah Land
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1977 — 7 editions
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The Legacy of Beulah Land
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1980 — 3 editions
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Orphan Jim
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Sam
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1959 — 5 editions
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Mark
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1981
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1994
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King
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1967
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Beulah Land
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Sam: A novel
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