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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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Random House, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover . Very Good/Very Good. First printing. Black cloth binding with bright gilt-stamping on front cover, gilt & red on spine. Top edge stained red. Tight, square binding with just a trace of dust discoloration and one tiny bump to bottom front corner. Foxing to endpapers and edges. Jacket is not clipped or chipped. Front jacket panel still brightly colored despite faint surface scratching). Beautiful black and white photograph of the author on rear jacket panel. Front jacket flap creased. Overall, a lovely copy of a cornerstone work of modern African-American literature.

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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Details

Bookseller
A Cappella Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
244750
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Maya Angelou
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Date published
1969

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About A Cappella Books

A Cappella Books is a full service used, new & out-of-print bookstore located in the heart of Atlanta's bohemian district, Little 5 Points, since 1989. We stock a general selection of some 20 to 30, 000 paperbacks & hardcovers, ranging from the common to the quite scarce. Our specialties reflect the personality of our neighborhood and, to varying degrees, our staff. But don't be fooled, we really have something for almost everybody who loves books. Come see us.

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Cloth
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
edges
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spine
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jacket
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First Edition
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