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Go Tell It On The Mountain [Import] [Paperback]

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Go Tell It On The Mountain [Import] [Paperback]

by Baldwin, James

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ISBN 10
0552115657
ISBN 13
9780552115650
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This is the softcover stated Signet Edition from June 1963. Other than a hint of cover creasing, both the cover and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.--and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date.Like New

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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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Title
Go Tell It On The Mountain [Import] [Paperback]
Author
Baldwin, James
Book condition
New Like New
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0552115657
ISBN 13
9780552115650
Publisher
Signet Book
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
This edition first published
1963-02

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