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Go Tell It On The Mountain

by James Baldwin

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Shelton CT: First Edition Library, 1981. Facsimile. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. About As New in all respects. Near fine in like jacket in like slipcase. A handsome facsimile of Baldwin's "first novel of extraordinary power" (Ralph Ellison) In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Go Tell It on the Mountain 39th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Time Magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

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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Bookseller
The Book Shed US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2004181
Title
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Author
James Baldwin
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
near fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Facsimile
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
First Edition Library
Place of Publication
Shelton CT
Date published
1981

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