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Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) by James Baldwin - Paperback - [ Edition: Reprint ] - from BookHolders (SKU: 6446479)

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International)

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) by James Baldwin - Paperback - [ Edition: Reprint ] - from BookHolders (SKU: 6446479)
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Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International)

by James Baldwin

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ISBN 10
0345806549
ISBN 13
9780345806543
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[ Edition: Reprint ]. Excellent Condition. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] Publisher: Random House Pub Date: 9/12/2013 Binding: Paperback Pages: 272

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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6446479
Title
Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International)
Author
James Baldwin
Book condition
Used - Excellent Condition
Quantity available
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Edition
[ Edition: Reprint ]
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0345806549
ISBN 13
9780345806543
Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Place of Publication
New York, Ny
This edition first published
2013-09-12
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0345806549

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