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Go Tell It on the Mountain

by Baldwin, James

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Jan 01, 1981. Hardcover. Fine. HARDBACK. Brand New condition copy. Never opened or read. Spine never cracked. No names, writings, underlining, highlighting, tears, marks, notations, bookplates, etc. The Franklin Library, Franklin Center Pennsylvania, 1981. From the 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature; Illustrations especially for this edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 234 pages; Beautiful deluxe decorative full leather limited collector's edition printed for subscribers only. High quality leather, all edges gilt (a.e.g.), (22 kt. Gold), in intricate designs, four raised bands. Colored silk moiré endpapers. Bound in silk marker. Franklin Center, by the Franklin Press. Book is unread and clean with no markings of any kind, appears as new. Illustrations are full page color plates. Illustrated by Jim Sharpe.

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
Charm City Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Author
Baldwin, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Date published
Jan 01, 1981

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I sell mostly Modern First Editions. Most of my inventory is Hand Signed First Edition/First Printing Hardcovers. I also carry a collection of Brand New & Like New, Signed and Unsigned Franklin Library & Easton Press Books. I will accept offers on any book I have. If your offer is accepted, you are committed to buy. I will then reduce the price of the item ON THIS SITE so you can purchase the item or book on this site using their check-out...

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