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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by ANGELOU, MAYA

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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1969. BOMC. Cloth. VG+/VG. Octavo. Black cloth with gilt titles in price-clipped dust jacket, small square BOMC punch in lower inner corner of back board. Shallow chipping to extremities and tears to top of spine and front panel. Book shows only moderate shelf wear. Angelou's justly famous autobiography.

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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Seller
Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA CA (CA)
Seller Inventory #
29416
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
ANGELOU, MAYA
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - VG+
Jacket condition
VG
Quantity available
1
Edition
BOMC
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1969

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Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

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About Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

Interesting and unusual books and printed matter. Visual items, illustrated books, private press, mythology/folklore, modern first editions. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC) and theIndependent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA)

Glossary

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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]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
BOMC
Book-of-the-Month Club These are popular books republished and sold at a discounted price by one of these many clubs, the...[more]
VG+/VG
A book in slightly better than Very Good Condition with a Very Good Condition dust jacket. Very Good Condition indicates a used...[more]
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...[more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]

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