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Go Tell it on the Mountain - Limited Edition 100 Greatest Masterpieces by  James Baldwin - Hardcover - 1991 - from Elders Bookstore (SKU: 39621)

Go Tell it on the Mountain - Limited Edition 100 Greatest Masterpieces

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Go Tell it on the Mountain - Limited Edition 100 Greatest Masterpieces

by Baldwin, James

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Franklin Center PA: Franklin Library. Fine. 1991. Full-Leather. Fine full leather edition, no names or bookplates. May have some very slight shelf wear to cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 234 pages .

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
Elders Bookstore US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
39621
Title
Go Tell it on the Mountain - Limited Edition 100 Greatest Masterpieces
Author
Baldwin, James
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Franklin Library
Place of Publication
Franklin Center PA
Date published
1991

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About Elders Bookstore

In business in Nashville, Tennessee for nearly 80 years, we specialize in rare and collectible books. We have an extensive Tennessee, Southern and Civil War inventory. Lots of Genealogy and Family History material. Southern Literature, Signed 1st editions, and Children's books. Come see us when you are in Nashville. Our store hours are 10am - 3-pm CST Monday through Saturday.

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