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Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin - Hardcover - Facsimile of the First Edition - 1981 - from Midway Used and Rare Books (SKU: 56371)

Go Tell it on the Mountain

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Go Tell it on the Mountain

by James Baldwin

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Shelton, CT: First Edition Library, 1981. Facsimile of the First Edition. Hardcover. As New. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Octavo. Hardcover copy in dust jacket and slipcase. In original shrink wrap.The publisher First Edition Library produced high quality facsimiles of first editions of many classic works. These works differ from a true first only in that they come in a slipcase and that they have a small statement of edition on the copyright page. Any typos and defects are perserved from the original.

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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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Midway Used and Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
56371
Title
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Author
James Baldwin
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New As New
Quantity available
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Edition
Facsimile of the First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
First Edition Library
Place of Publication
Shelton, CT
Date published
1981
Keywords
FEL
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