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Go Tell It On the Mountain by  James Baldwin - First Thus - 1981 - from citynightsbooks (SKU: 15385)

Go Tell It On the Mountain

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Go Tell It On the Mountain

by Baldwin, James

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Franklin Library, 1981. Black leather binding, gilt titles and decoration to boards and spine. No DJ as issued. Four raised bands, gilded edges, silk moire endsheets, ribbon bookmark. With illustrations in color by Jim Sharpe. One of Franklin Library's '100 Greatest Masterpieces' series. Book near fine with faint sticker mark to ffep. 234 pp.. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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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Bookseller Inventory #
15385
Title
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Author
Baldwin, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Franklin Library
Date published
1981
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