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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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  • hardcover
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New York: Random House, 1969. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED, DATED, INSCRIBED ""JOY"" BY THE AUTHOR on library card attached to the book. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. ANGELOU HAS SIGNED, DATED (JAN. 18,1994) AND WRITTEN ""JOY"" on the library card catalog entry for this title which is 3""x5"". NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 1ST EDITION/1ST PRINTING. HANDSOME, COLLECTIBLE AND UNIQUE COPY.

Synopsis

Titled after a stanza from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of a series of seven autobiographical novels by African-American poet and writer Maya Angelou. Personally deeply involved and affected by the civil rights movement, the volume explores racism and identity in her early life.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
19670
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
second hand - BOOK NEAR FINE
Jacket condition
JACKET VERY GOOD+
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969
Size
8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall

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