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Go Tell It on the Mountain

by Baldwin, James

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Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2000. Book. Illus. by Brown, Dan. Near Fine. Hardcover. 303 pages, 8vo. Bound in full dark blue leather boards, gilt lettering along spine, gilt design on front and rear covers. Full gilt page edges, bound silk ribbon bookmark, silk moire inside covers and endpapers. Minor shelfwear. Easton Press bookplate adhered to half-title page: bookplate is unsigned and unmarked. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Near Fine condition..

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
Russian Hill Bookstore US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
059638
Title
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Author
Baldwin, James
Illustrator
Brown, Dan
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norwalk, Connecticut
Date published
2000
Keywords
JAMES BALDWIN

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Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1974, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco. We began as Sunset Bookstore in 1974, a small used bookshop servicing the Sunset District west of 19th Avenue, and have been in continual operation for the past 43 years. Over the years Sunset Bookstore has since closed and merged with Russian Hill Bookstore, which has grown to become also the best note card shop in the city, and a favorite place for toys and games for children of all ages.

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