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Go Tell it on the Mountain by  James Baldwin - Signed First Edition - 1953 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-12507512815)

Go Tell it on the Mountain

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Go Tell it on the Mountain

by Baldwin, James

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Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1953 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by James Baldwin on a laid in signature. The ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the $3.50 printed price present on the front flap of the dustjacket. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Baldwin First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

Synopsis

Written over a span of ten years, Go Tell it on the Mountain is James Baldwin’s first completed novel. The story follows John Grimes, a bright teen living in Harlem in the 1930s, as he explores relationships with his family and his church. On a basic level, Go Tell it on the Mountain is a coming of age story, yet the novel gains complexity as the omniscient narrator interweaves John’s story with the stories of his mother, father, and aunt. In addition to the Grimes family, a main focus of the text is the function of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, which Baldwin argues to be a source of moral hypocrisy and repression. And with a title like Go Tell it on the Mountain , it is no surprise that the novel contains has many biblical references throughout. The novel is generally accepted as semi-autobiographical. Like the protagonist, Baldwin grew up in Harlem. Neither had a relationship with their biological fathers and both resented their religious fanatic stepfathers. Also like John, Baldwin underwent a religious awakening as a young adult. Go Tell it on the Mountain is ranked 39th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century and is also listed on TIME’s “100 Best Novels” (since 1923). In 1984, ABC produced a made-for-television movie based on the novel. -

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Details

Bookseller
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ABE-12507512815
Title
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Author
Baldwin, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Date published
1953

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